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FROM THE LIBRARY OF 

DR. ALVA J. McCLAIN, 

FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF 

GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS NUMBER 




Vol. 5 - No. 1 



January 2, 1943 






THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Peace Within the *lemfi<elt 




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"Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight, 

Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm; 
In celestial-like strains it unceasingly falls 

O'er my soul like an infinite calm." 

"Wars and rumors of war"! Hate, cruelties, bloodshed, earthquake, 
famine, pestilence, and death! For every nook and corner of the earth, 
how the disquieting and sickening reports pour in upon us through press 
and radio. A whole world turned into a madhouse, and power in the 
hands of the mad! How the heart longs for a bit of assurance — for con- 
fidence and peace! 

Thank God, for those who "dwell in the secret place of the Most 
High," — there is assurance, there is confidence, there is peace! When 
the billows of hate and the waves of bitterest persecution were rolling 
over our Lord, — yea, as He walked through the gate to Gethsemane — He 
turned to His fear-filled disciples and said: "Peace I leave with you! 
My peace I give unto you"! 

Deep down in the deepest oceans they say there are drops of water 
that no storms, however great their wrath, can disturb. The waves may 
lash and foam in all their elemental fury, but down there — deep in the 
ocean's bosom — there is peace! So, deeD in the heart of our Lord, on 
the eve of earth's darkest day and His own infinite agony, there was a 
peace that was beyond men on earth or demons in hell to destroy. 

And, blessed be His name, this peace — His peace — He offers to give 
to all who will receive it! "Peace I leave with you! My peace I give unto 
you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you! Let not your heart be 
troubled, neither let it be afraid"! Verily, in this hour of the world's 
greatest distress, as "gross darkness covers the people," Thou. God, our 
God — our Father — art on Thy throne, and. "will keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee." 

Once upon a time, the disciples of our Lord, crossing the sea, were 
about to be engulfed by a tremendous tempest. The Master was asleep. 
He seemed not to care. But after all. He Who keepeth Israel neither 
slumbers nor sleeps. It only seems so. When the need was greatest. He 
arose and grappled the lightnings with one hand, and laid the other upon 
the wave, and commanded, "Peace! Be still"! — and it was even so! 

Even so it will be again, when toiling mankinds shall have come to the 
end of their own strength. The Master will "awake" when the hour 
strikes! Yea. He shall cry above the battle strife — above the roars of 
hate — above the gurgle of blood — above all the demoniacal voices of hell — 
"Peace! Be still"! And even so, it shall be! 

Therefore, "Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be 
thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon 
be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. . . . 

"For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the 
Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the 
wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, 
and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and 

shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace 

"I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself 
like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: 
yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect 
man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace" 
(Ps. 37: 1-2, 9-11, 35-37). 

Ye fearsome saints, trust ye the Lord, and peace shall be yours! 



"What a treasure I have in this "I am resting tonight in this won- "Weary soul, without gladness or 



wonderful peace. 
Buried deep in my innermost 

soul; 
So secure that no power can mine 

it away. 
While the years of eternity roll! 



derful peace. 
Resting sweetly in Jesus' control; 
I am kept from all danger by night 

and by day. 
And His glory is flooding my 

soul. 



comfort or rest. 
Passing down the rough pathway 

of time! 
Make the Saviour your friend ere 

the shadows grow dark; 
O accept of this peace so sublime." 



JANUARY 2, 1943 



SPE^KlN© 




"FORGETTING THOSE THINGS 
WHICH ARE BEHIND!" 

"O, that I might again begin the journey of life!" 
a man of eighty years was once heard to exclaim. 
"O, how I would like to live my life once more," cried 
a woman of fifty years. "Alas! Alas! I have wasted 
my life!" A business man of only forty years was 
heard to say; "O, that I could return to my yester- 
days, and commence again!" And, one day a boy of 
only sixteen summers told his mother that if only 
he could return to his early childhood and live his 
earliest years again, he would be a far different boy. 

Thus, from old age down to youth, they look back- 
ward, especially at this season of the year. They all 
take inventory; and, sizing up their successes and their 
failures, the note of discouragement is often heard and 
the vain cry for the vanished yesterdays is heard. 

Now common sense should urge us all to gain wis- 
dom from the past; but, to keep our faces toward the 
future, and not to allow the shadows of reminiscence 
and regret to darken the hopes of the morrow. 

The failures of yesterday can be made to enrich the 
future, if only we are willing to profit by the lessons 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press. 
1831 Sheldon Street, Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren Mis 
ary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the t'nited States and possess 

$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, SI 50 a year. 

ADMINISTRATION 

Secretary of Publications: Leo I'olman 

Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 

Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. I 



Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider 
Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Pattci 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. 



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Entered as second class matter at the post office al 
Cleveland. Ohio. February 0, 1930. under the act of March 



of yesterday. Failure may not, of necessity, be all 
failure. 

Anyhow, at this season of the year, it is well to 
say with Paul: "Forgetting those things which are 
behind, and reaching forth unto those things which 
are before I press toward the mark for the prize 
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 
3:13,14). 

So, Venerable Sire of Eighty Summers, whatever 
days are still allotted to you, press into them the 
wisdom learned in those eighty years. It doesn't take 
eighty years to win a great victory; but, it might take 
the wisdom of eighty years to win it. If you have 
but a year yet in which to live and to work, surrender 
that year to the service of God, and see what God 
can do with one year of life. Moses was eighty years 
of sge, when he began to use the accumulated lessons 
of those eighty years mightily for God; and, after that, 
he accomplished the great victories that made his 
name a name of renown throughout the world in all 
the ages to come. And, if this is true of the man of 
eighty years, how much more is it true of the man 
of forty years, — yes, and of the youth of sixteen! 

If a man believes that an opportunity to live life 
over again would cause him to live it more wisely, 
worthily and profitably, then let him prove his sin- 
cerity by grasping the days that are still his, and oc- 
cupying the time so that eternity will bring him no 
regrets. We may well doubt that the man who will not 
grasp the opportunities afforded by days that are 
ahead, would live better than he has done the days 
of the past, could he roll back the years. Why long 
for the past to give you "another chance", if you 
do not accept from the future the "chance" that is 
yours ? 

The New Year is before us. At its dawn, let us de- 
cide that if the ruling motives of our lives have been 
wrong, we will reverse them. If the decisions we have 
made have been in error, then change them. If our 
attitude toward God and the eternal realities have 
rroueht us into conflict with the highest longings of 
t>e fori then right that attitude, and decide todav 
pbove all things that, whatever else you do, you will 
"press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling 
cf God in Christ Jesus." 

Then "Ring out the old! Ring in the new!" Forget 
the past 1 No wishful thinking can change it a whit! 
Grasp with vour might the golden opportunities that 
are yours. God is in the Future. "In Christ Jesus," 



—3- 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



all its treasures are your! The Golden Portal is open 
wide before us all on this January 1st, 1943. Take the 
hand of man's Unfailing Friend — Jesus Christ, "The 
Way, The Truth, and The Life" — and enter — unafraid! 



DR. McCLAIN'S GRIBBLE 
MEMORIAL ADDRESS 

Several months ago, the First Brethren Church of 
Dayton, Ohio, conducted a memorial service, in mem- 
ory of Mrs. Florence Newberry Gribble, M.D. — the wife 
of our pioneer missionary, James S. Gribble, who 
preceded her to glory by nineteen years. Mrs. Gribble 
went home to be with Christ on March 30, 1942. Her 
passing over seems like a tremendous loss, to the work 
of our Society, but God makes no mistakes. He may 
bury His workmen, but He will carry on His work. 
Somewhere He will find a workman who will prove to 
be a second Mrs. Gribble. Who will it be? 

At the Memorial Service in Dayton, of which church 
Dr. Gribble was a member. Dr. Alva J. McClain, Presi- 
dent of Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, 
Indiana, delivered the address. This address was the 
last manuscript prepared by Dr. McClain before his 
recent illness. Dr. McClain gave us the manuscript 
several days ago when we visited him in his home. 
It is a masterpiece, and should have been published 
before. It deserves our thoughtful attention. We 
print it in full elsewhere in this issue of The Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald. 



A TIMELY ARTICLE AND 
NEEDED WARNING 

Elsewhere in this issue, we are publishing a straight- 
forward warning, written by our friend and brother. 
Rev. Russell Humberd of Martinsburg, Pa. Immodesty 
has become one of the greatest sins — fraught with 
most disastrous results — of the world. It is fast turn- 
ing our world into a Sodom and Gomorrah, fulfilling 
the Master's prediction that "even so it shall be" as 
our age draws to a close. But if "so it shall be," cer- 
tainly it ought not to "so be" in the lives of those 
who are the followers of our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ. Let the leaders, within all our Brethren 
churches, who boast that the Word of God is "final 
authority in all faith and practice," read this article 
and profit thereby. 



ENCOURAGING SIGNS IN OUR 
ARGENTINE WORK 

Since our last issue went to press, we have received 
a letter from Brother Hill Maconaghy of Argentina 
in which he says: 

"Brother Dowdy brought the message which 
dealt with the matter of finances on which the 
pastors reached an agreement in our last meeting. 
He laid the plan before them of taking care of 
the support of all their work in the Argentine. It 
met with real enthusiasm. I really believe, Dr. 
Bauman, that the day is very near when this field 
shall be selfsupporting. When that day comes we 
would like to use the offering that comes from 
North America to open up new towns — thus 
doubling the number of towns in which we have 
work." 

This is about the most encouraging paragraph that 
we have received from the Argentine in many a year. 
We have long been looking forward to the day when 
the churches back of which the Foreign Missionary 
Society has stood squarely for so many years, would 
seriously think of supporting themselves. If once they 
shall prove able to do this, our Society will be able 
to open up a number of new places and send to the 
Argentine some fine new workers. Several splendid 



young men have already told the editor that they 
are preparing themselves for service under our Board 
in the Aregntine. The fact of the matter is, the 
prospect in the Argentine was never more encouraging 
than it is today. 

Shortly after our readers will be scanning these 
items, the Sickels should be arriving back at their 
station. What a tremendous impetus this will give 
to our work down where the Southern Cross looks 
down from above. 



THE TESTIMONY OF 
DR. TALMAGE: 

When Dr. Talmage was pastor of the Brooklyn Tab- 
ernacle, in New York, he told the following story: 

Some years ago I heard two men I knew talking 
on the streets of New York on the subject of Chris- 
tian giving. One said to the other: 

"You give too much. I intend to wait until I ac- 
cumulate a large sum of money and then I will give." 

"No," said the other man. "That is not the way I 
understand that we are to give to God. I intend to 
give like the Scriptures tell us to give, as God pros- 
pers." 

Some years later, when these two men were still liv- 
ing in New York, Dr. Talmage told us about their 
financial circumstances. He said that the man who 
did not intend to give until he had accumulated a 
large sum of money is still there without a dollar 
to his name, poor and depending largely on others 
for a living; while the other man is worth two hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Then the great Brooklyn preacher said: "I believe 
the reason a great many people are kept poor is be- 
cause they do not give enough to God. If a man gives 
in proper spirit to Christ and his church, he is in- 
sured for time and eternity. The Bank of England 
is a weak institution compared to the bank upon 
which any Christian can continually draw at his 
pleasure. The man who will stand by Christ, Christ 
will stand by him." 



HAS CHRISTIANITY FAILED? 

Waldron Smithers, member of the British House of 
Lords' has said: "Two thousand years ago there 
was a general election. The returning officer was 
Pontius Pilate. He said to the people, 'Elect! Choose! 
This Man or Barabbas?' In spite of the efforts of 
organized religion and of good men and women, for 
2,000 years Barabbas' policy has held sway and rob- 
bery, envy, hatred and malice have ended inevitably 
in wars. No one can say that Christianity has failed; 
it has never been tried. Millions have never tried it 
out. Why not give 'This Man's policy a chance?" 

An out-door preacher in Hyde Park, London, was 
once interrupted by an infidel heckler who cried out: 
"Your Christianity has been in the world 2,000 years, 
and look at the state of the world!" "Yes," retorted 
the speaker, "and water has been in the world for 
6,000 years, and look at the state of your face!" 

No, this world has never given Christianity a chance. 
If men will give it a trial, it will be found to work 
beyond man's fondest dreams. The judgment of God 
will be terrible in its wrath, not so much because 
men have miserably failed to live from sin apart, as 
because they have refused the outstretched hand of 
Jesus Christ. 



THE BARK OF THE BEAST 

"If you fail to see your name maligned in the 
Jewish Press in the morning, you made no good 
use of your time yesterday." — Adolf Hitler. 



JANUARY 2, 1943 




tf-Mt QbeetuUfA, rf-iam the 



By ROBERT and LENORA WILLIAMS 




This present writing finds us, at last, in Africa. We 
waited long and not always too patiently. The waiting 
has been hard — harder than our helpers on the home 
front may realize. We felt that we were pretty well 
prepared and ready for the work. We were needed 
on the field. Yet the answers to our pravers for pass- 
age were, apparently, persistently postponed. "What 
could be the reason?" we asked ourselves. "Why, after 
preparing us and equipping us and providing us with 
prayer helpers, did the Lord yet detain us in the 
homeland, when we were so much needed out at the 
front?" I must admit that, at times, we suffered from 
discouragement and "the blues" in a measure that we, 
perhaps, never suffered before. 

Then the Lord began to speak to us. I was on the 
street car one day coming up from down-town Phila- 
delphia, and how I was blue! Suddenly these words 
appeared before my eyes: "A man's heart deviseth his 
way: but the Lord directeth his steps" (Prov. 16:9). 
They were written across the top of the newspaper in 
the hands of the man in front of me. The type was 
very ordinary. Probably not one person in a hundred, 
who read the paper, ever saw them; but, to me, it was 
the only thing on the page. It was my Lord and King 
speaking to me. And he was saying: "I have this 
thing under control. You have 'devised your way' ac- 
cording to your finite wisdom and abilitv. But. I am 
'directing your steps' according to My infinite wisdom 
and sovereign will!" 

Then a few days later, the Lord spoke to us in these 
words: "But they that wait on the Lord shall renew 
their strength: they shall mount up with wings as 
eagles: they shall run, and not be weary: they shall 
walk and not faint." The thing that held our atten- 
tion was that "waiting" has a definite place in God's 
plan and program. Apparently it is the Lord's will 
for us that, when the storms come, we should mount 
up as the eagle and bask in the sunshine of His love, 
while the storm spends itself below. If it is His desire 
that, when the race is strenuous and the marching- 
hard, we shall have the strength to carry through. 
And it appears that, sometimes, the way to have this 
strength in the hour of crisis is by "waiting." 

I may say that I do not interpret "waiting" to be 
synonymous with prayer, though that is a good way to 
occupy one's time while waiting. Waiting, to me, is a 
matter of delaying action on any phase of the Lord's 
work until the exact moment of the Lord's schedule. 
It does not sound practical, in these days of effic- 
iency; but it seems that the way of "always doing 
things," of "always being on the go," is not always the 
way for greatest accomplishment for the Lord. It 
seems to be the Lord's way that, sometimes, we should 
quit working and just wait! (This does not open the 
way for, or excuse laziness, however.) 

I wonder how many great works have failed because 
the workers have not waited on the Lord, have tackled 
the job ahead of His schedule or without proper prep- 
aration. Then when the crisis came they failed, or, 
perhaps, utterly fell. "Even the youths shall faint 
and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. 
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their 



strength." They shall be ready, fortified against the 
crisis. The Lord cannot give us a very big place in 
His symphony until we learn the value of the rests. 
Apparently the work which the Lord has for us to 
do out here, required us to learn that lesson anew — 
required this extra time of testing and tempering in 
waiting. It has brought us to the place where we quit 
praying, "Lord, take us to Africa!" We began to pray: 
"Lord, this is Your business and we are Your servants. 
Take us where You want to. But let us always be in 
the center of Thy will!" 

About the next step in the Lord's program for us was 
to take us to Bethanna, a Bible and missionary con- 
ference ground near Philadelphia. About two or three 
great truths seem to stand out from those three weeks 
of feasting on the Word: That we ought to adorn the 
gospel of Christ by our lives; that we ought to be 
channels through which the Holy Spirit flows to the 
blessing and refreshing of those around us. But we 
cannot overflow with the Holy Spirit till we are full; 
and, we cannot be full till we are first empty of self. 
Christ was not only our sin offering, but our trespass 
offering as well. And when we identified ourselves 
with Him, not only did He pay the penalty of our every 
sin, but He also offered every organ and element of 
our being to God. as a sweet smelling savor. Now, of 
course, we knew these things before, but they came to 
us with new force from the Word. And we dedicated 
ourselves anew to His service, not only willing to be 
doorkeepers, but door-mats, if it pleased Him, — if only 
we might be channels of blessing and be used for the 
salvation of the lost. 

By that time it was practically impossible for us to 
get out on the sea at all, humanly speaking, so God 
brought us out. It seems to me the Lord likes to work 
that way sometimes. He lets conditions develop to the 
place where they are beyond human help; then, He 
steps in and accomplishes them for us. 

There were other situations and happenings rela- 
tive to our departure from the States which certainly 
demonstrated the fact that the Lord was active in our 
behalf. While we were around Philadelphia we spent a 
month at Willow Grove at the home of some mission- 
ary friends. Then we spent another month at South- 
ampton at the Bible conference grounds. While at 
Willow Grove, we left our typewriter. At Southamp- 
ton, we left some of our clothes. If we had had to 
go out and collect those things, after we received the 
call from New York, it would have been almost impos- 
sible. But this is how it worked out: On Saturday 
night Lenora went out, with a lady from the place 
we were staying, to a missionary meeting. She didn't 
know where she was going: but, when she got there it 
was at Willow Grove, at the very place where we 
had lived. Then on Sunday night someone brought 
our clothes in from Southampton. Of course, she 
brought back the typewriter also. Then on Tuesday 
night we got the call to come right up to New York 
first thing the next morning! 

Another interesting thing was the way the word 
came to us. It was Mr. Jacobson, Mid-African mis- 
sionary who had lived at Bethany Home with us, who 



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called us from New York. If the word had come the 
day before they would not have known where to find 
us. But just that morning they had received a letter 
from Garner Hoyt, which told how we might be con- 
tacted. So that is the way the Lord works when the 
time comes for Him to work. 

As to our trip — aside from several encounters with 
submarines, and being chased by a raider in mid- 
ocean, it was relatively uneventful. The sub encount- 
ers occurred while we were in convoy, and it is possi- 
ble that a couple of them suffered destruction as a 
result. None of our ships were lost. We didn't hear 
all about the raider till after we got ashore. The cap- 
tain told us all that we had encountered a strange 
ship in the night, but tried to leave the impression that 
if was probably harmless. However, one of our num- 
ber had gone up on the bridge early that morning 
and found the captain coming down from a sleepless 
night. The captain had confided in him that we had 
been chased, and we could not get away until, after 
several hours, we ran into a rain squall. Then we lest 
them. 

Some might say it was "just luck" that we ran into 
a storm just at that moment: but, to us it was the 
work of the Lord. We heard of ships going down 
ahead of us, in the path we should follow. We heard 
of ships going down behind us in the path we had just 
gone over. But we went through unharmed. We had 
a wise captain, for which we were thankful. But we 
were confident, from the first, that there was another 
Captain Who had charted our course and was direct- 
ing our way, making a path for us through the sea. 

Well, we could say much more no doubt, but enough 
has been said. I think, to show how God has prevailed 
through prayers of faith. Now. as we go on up the 
river to our field (just now we are waiting on the 
river boat! we shall be faced witn other dangers and 
we shall meet other problems. We shall need your 
prayers, we believe, as never before. Just hold us up 
before the Throne, along with all your missionaries, 
that we may have an abundant ministry for our Lord 
and Master in the salvaticn of precious souls. 



^UumxUal Rep&U 



THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF 

THE BRETHREN CHURCH 

OCTOBER, 1942 

AFRICAN LEPER FUND — 

Adult C.E., Long Beach, Calif. 1st $ 10.00 S 

W.M.C., Long Beech, Calif. 1st 8.30 18.30 

CRAWFORD FUND — 

National S.M.M 5 00 

First Brethren Church. Shaxpsvllle, Indiana 18 85 

First Brethren Church. Peru, Indiana 18.19 40.04 

GENERAL FUND 

Mrs. Emma Schlll. Philadelphia. Penna. 1st 5.00 

Miss Ida Banzhaf, Philadelphia, Penna. 1st 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. M. Palmer. Long Beach, Calif. 1st .... 5.00 
World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, 

(Misc. offering) 53.31 

First Brethren Church. Middlebranch, Ohio 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Leon, Iowa 3 97 77.28 

HOYT FUND — 

World Wide Missionary Society, Long Beach, 

Calif. 1st (Outfit) 25.00 

Mr. W. B. Taber, Long Beach, Calif. 1st (Outfit) 10.00 35.00 



JOBSON FUND 

Fern Berg & Mabe! Meyer, Long Beach, Calif. 1st . . 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin W. Masters, Glendale 

Calif. 1st (Kathryn) 180.00 188.00 

KENNEDY FUND — 

W.M.C.. Long Beach, Calif. 1 ,t (Boys) 15.00 

Young People's S.S. Class. Mrs. Bryson C Fetters, 

Teacher. First Brethren Church, Berne. Ind. (Boys) 5.00 20.00 

KLIEVER FUND 

First Brethren Bible School Children. 

North Georgetown. Ohio (Anne) 2.00 2.00 

MAP FUND 

First Brethren Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 2.00 2.00 

WAGNER FUND 

Mr. Frank Larson, Modesto, Calif. (Special) 20 00 

C.E., Clayhole, Kentucky 

Mrs. Wagner's help S.00 

Wagner Children's Christmas 2.70 7.70 27.70 

WILLIAMS FUND — 

Mr. Abe Bowman. Long Beach, Calif. 1st 29.17 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Schumacher, Osceola, Ind. 1st 25.00 54.17 

S4S4.49 
Gifts outside the Foreign Missionary Society of The Brethren Church: 
CLAUDE PEARSON SAILOR WORK — 

Miss Grace Miller, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif 18.00 23.00 

S487.49 



NOVEMBER, 1942 



DUNNING FUND 

Anonymous gift, Madison Avenue Baptis 
Patterson, New Jersey (Special) . . . . 



FOSTER FUND — 

II Tim. 2:15 Class, Los Angeles, California I. 



GRIBBLE BOOK FUND 

Biola Book Room, Los Angeles, California 



HOYT FUND — 

Helen Lord, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Outfit) 
Grace Allshouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Outfit) 



JOBSON FUND 

S. C. Dunkelberger, Pennsylvania Dist. (Special) 
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Adams, Pennsylvania 

District (Special) 

KENNEDY FUND — 

Young People's S.S. Class, Mrs. Bryson Fetters, 
Teacher, Berne, Indiana (Boys — special) 



15 00 
25.00 



5.00 
5 00 



KLIEVER FUND — 
Mrs. J. F. Kliever 



Southern Calif. Dlst. (Spec.) . 



MAP FUND — 
WM.C, per Mr 



Cashman, Mission, Mansfield, O. 



SOUTH AMERICAN GENERAL FUND 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D, Adams, Pennsylvania District 

( Maconaghy special) 6.00 5 00 

SHELDON FUND 

First Brethren Church, Wooster, Ohio 25.00 

First Brethren Church, Clay City, Indiana 37.27 

First Brethren Church, Vlnco, Pennsylvania 11.31 

Pike Brethren Church, Mundy's Corners, Penna. . . 12.50 

First Brethren Church. Rlttman, Ohio 31.45 117 53 

WAGNER FUND — 

Christian Endeavor, Clayhole, Kentucky 5.00 5.00 

Total S220.97 

MRS. BARBARA HUNTER, Bookkeeper. 
LOUIS S. BAUMAN, Sec'y-Treasurer. 



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JANUARY 2, 19 4 3 




(gribble 

MEMORIAL ADDRESS 
Delivered at Dayton, O., By Dr. Alva J. McClain 




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Dr. McClain 



It was in the vear 1923, almost twenty years ago, 

that I stood in the pulpit of my church in Philadelphia 
and spoke in memory of James S. Gribble; for he was 
a member of that church, and I was his pastor. I 
think I can understand to some extent, therefore, the 
feeling of you people of the Dayton church and your 
pastor as we come this morning to speak in memory 
and honor of Dr. Florence Newberry Gribble, his wife, 
who held her membership in this church. While I do 
not recall the exact dates, I imagine that this relation- 
ship existed for at least twenty-five years. 

Throughout the ordinary memorial service there 
quite often runs a note of sadness and the tragedy of 
irrevocable loss. But for us who as Christian believers 
understand the glorious truth of a Sovereign God, as 
Dr. Gribble understood it. there can be no such feeling. 
With such a God, there can be no accidents. We may 
make mistakes. God never does. It is not always 
given us to understand the mystery of His perfect 
will, nor to see clearly the final purpose which is 
often hid beneath the veil of His providential con- 
trol. But God sees, and knows. And some day, we, too, 
shall understand, when faith is turned to sight. 

I trust, therefore, that our service this morning shall 
be both a celebration and a memorial: the memorial 
of a life well lived, but also a celebration for the tri- 
umphant home-going of one who belonged to the 
family of God. Certainly, for Sister Gribble, to depart 
and be with Christ is very far better. No more lone- 
liness; no more weariness of body; no more wracking 
fevers; no more tears, and no more death. But now 
ever with the Lord she loved and served. Yes, now 
reunited at last with James, with whom she served 
the Lord in Africa. Many of you here this morning 
will recall the memorable words written by James S. 
Gribble in one of his last letters to his wife: "I shall 
be content with the lowest seat in heaven," he wrote, 
"if only there I may sit and see the redeemed of the 
Lord come in from those fields where I have been a 
pioneer missionary." Well, now there is another who 
sits with him in glory, and watches the redeemed of 
Africa as they come in. Surely, there should be no 
tragic sorrow in our hearts this morning, but rather 
rejoicing and celebration. 

Now it would be easy to take the time this morning 
with historic dates and events, for Dr. Gribble's ser- 
vice as a missionary to the Dark Continent was well 
filled with years and important events, covering a 
span of thirty years. With many of these events you 
are familiar, having read and studied them in her 
book "Undaunted Hope." Therefore, I shall not re- 
hearse them this morning. After all, mere dates and 
events are not the most important things in human 
life. It is not when or how long we serve, but how 
well. It is not even how much we have done, but 
what we have become by the Grace of God, that really 
matters. 



I. IN A VERY REAL SENSE, THE DEATH OF DR. 
GRIBBLE HAS WRITTEN THE FINAL WORD IN 
THE FIRST GLORIOUS CHAPTER OF THE 
BRETHREN MISSION TO FRENCH EQUATORIAL 
AFRICA. 

It is not subtracting in the least from the glory of 
others, who have labored and died in this great mis- 
sionary field, to say that James S. and Dr. Florence 
Gribble were the founders of our mission there in the 
deepest sense of the word. On their hearts the Lord of 
the Harvest first laid the burden for this then un- 
touched field. It was their eyes which first saw the 
vision of redeemed souls coming up to the Father's 
House from the vast Oubangui-Chari region. It was 
their unwavering faith which fired others to give 
money and life to this end. It was their unwearied 
service which over a period of nearly three years gave 
to our churches and pastors the information needed 
to stir us into definite action, and finally led to the 
adoption of this field as a new missionary project of 
the Brethren Church. The plan of the mission, its 
faith basis and constitution, the territory and tribes to 
be covered — all these were projects conceived and born 
in the hearts of James S. and Dr. Gribble. 

If we count the years of preparation, then the first 
chapter of the Mission Oubangui-Chari extends from 
1915 to 1942, a period of 27 years, over a quarter of a 
century. It was a period which began with the sac- 
rificial death of James S. Gribble. And now it draws 
to a close with the departure of his wife. Of the 
original party that sailed from New Orleans on Jan- 
uary 7th, 1913, only one member now remains — Miss 
Estella Meyers. All the others are now with the Lord 
who called and sent them forth. 

During this first period of 27 years, Dr. Gribble lived 
to see many of their cherished dreams become a real- 
ity. She saw the land entered, the winning of the 
long battle for permission to preach the gospel, the 
founding of mission stations, the erection of good 
buildings, the going out of reinforcements, the reduc- 
tion of the many grave hazards to health and life, the 
spread of a new and fruitful missionary zeal through- 
out the whole Church in the homeland. Best of all, 
she saw the founding of a native church, its growth in 
grace and numbers, and the training of a native min- 
istry. True, Dr. Gribble lived to see the rise of serious 
problems and disappointments. But the triumphs 
were always greater than the defeats. It was a glor- 
ious and fruitful era. 

But if she were here this morning, I am sure that 
she would tell you that the crowning blessing of these 
long years was the arrival on the field of her own 
daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite and Harold 
Dunning, to take up the work for which she and her 
husband have given themselves in life and in death. 
And when in the good Providence of God, she was 
permitted to hold in her arms the first and only grand- 
daughter, born recently on the field, I can imagine her 



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feeling as Simeon of old: "Lord, now lettest Thou Thy 
servant depart in peace." 

II. THE MISSIONARY INFLUENCE OF DR. FLOR- 
ENCE AND JAMES S. GRIBBLE IN THE BRETH- 
REN CHURCH HAS BEEN FAR-REACHING AND 
PROFOUND. 

The first actual foreign missionary project in the 
Brethren Church was launched in the year 1908, when 
Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Yoder went to South America. But 

outside of a very few men and churches, there was 
little genuine missionary zeal and sacrificial giving 
during the first few years. The denominational lead- 
ership was largely apathetic, the membership indif- 
ferent. The general conference officialdom was an- 
tagonistic. Sitting as a member of the foreign mis- 
sionary board, there v/as at least one pastor who was 
actually opposed to the work of foreign missions! One 
has only to read the records of those lean years to 
see how pitifully small, outside of a few men, the mis- 
sionary interest of the Brethren Church was. 

Then suddenly in the years 1915 and 1916 a tremend- 
ous change began to sweep through the whole church. 

This movement manifested itself in several different 
ways: First, individual Christians sometimes entire 
congregations began to give themselves to prayer as 
they had never done before. Second, missionary giv- 
ing began to spread and money poured in, so that 
for a brief time the Board had more money than mis- 
sionaries to send out. Third, people began to offer 
their lives to missionary service, not merely young 
people, but some who were advanced in years. Fourth, 
the effects of all this dedication of life and money 
began to overflow into other channels. There was 
a revival of prayer and evangelism. Money began 
to come in for other than missionary interests. Pas- 
tors were better paid. Home missions began to pro- 
fit. It is not too much to say that the years 1915-1917 
marked the beginning of spiritual revolution in the 
Brethren Church. 

Now what was it that happened in these years to 
bring about such a widespread change in the churches? 
Effects like these do not come without a cause. Well, 
it was in these years that Dr. Gribble and her hus- 
band were traveling among the churches of our de- 
nomination, seeking to arouse an interest in the found- 
ing of a mission to French Equatorial Africa. But 
even that statement does not explain just what hap- 
pened. The members of the Brethren Church had 
been talked to about foreign missions before. You 
must know what the Gribbles did as they went from 
church to church. First, when they talked, they made 
you feel that here were two people who took the Word 
of God, and ALL of it, seriously. Second, they talked 
unceasingly about missionary responsibility, and they 
put it FIRST, as the Great Commission does, not sec- 
ond. Third, they asked nothing for themselves except 
prayer. It was a very simple program, but it worked; 
so astonishingly, in fact., that to this day some people 
have failed utterly to understand it. They regarded 
the Gribbles as slightly daft on the subject of prayer, 
and solemnly warned the Church about the danger 
of getting lop-sided on foreign missions. They failed 
to understand that once a church begins to take the 
Word of God seriously, sees clearly its missionary re- 
sponsibility for a lost world, and gets down on its 
knees in prayer, all other problems will be solved. 

The Brethren Church owes to the Lord a great debt 
of gratitude for the ministry of Florence and James 
Gribble. The more I consider and study the events 
of the past 30 years, the more I am inclined to feel 
that apart from their ministry and influence you can- 
not explain why, in our recent crisis, so many churches 
have stood fast for the gospel of God's Grace, and 
also whv these same churches had the faith and 
courage to undertake the entire financial support for 
the total Brethren missionary program and person- 
nel. And in what promises this year to be the largest 
missionary offering ever given by The Brethren 



Church, we are being reminded once more of what 
the Gribbles never tired of telling us, that "with God 
all things are possible." It was GOD, I am sure, Who 
sent them into our midst to teach us the inseparable 
connection between prayer and missionary progress. 

III. ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE CHARACTER- 
ISTICS IN DR. GRIBBLE WAS HER ALMOST 
COMPLETE DEVOTION TO SUPER-MUNDANE 
AFFAIRS. 

She was a spiritual Christian in the deepest sense 
of that term. Her first interest was always in the 
things of the Spirit. To feed upon the Word of God 
was more important to her than her necessary food. 
Amid the innumerable and almost endless tasks which 
fall to the lot of a pioneer missionary, her seasons of 
prayer were held inviolable. As a physician she min- 
istered to thousands of diseased and broken bodies, 
but to the end her chief concern was for the souls of 
her patients. During the furloughs of her long mis- 
sionary service, she was the guest in hundreds of 
homes here in the homeland, and I have yet to find 
a home where she did not bring spiritual blessing. 
This is the testimony of many who knew her inti- 
mately. Furthermore, her sprituality was no mere pro- 
fessional cloak, something to be put on or taken off 
as the occasion might require. It was perhaps the 
most genuine thing in her existence. 

Mere material things in themselves did not inter- 
est Dr. Gribble. This trait led sometimes to a bit of 
impatience on the part of her friends. They won- 
dered at her lack of interest in the ordinary material 
things which mean so much to the most of us. Some 
even thought she might be somewhat careless. But 
T think this was rather a carefulness for the things of 
the Lord, which to her were first. If she was not 
greatly concerned about the clothing that she wore, 
or the house she lived in, it was not because she did 
not appreciate these things, but rather that like Mary 
she had deliberately made her choice between essen- 
tials and non-essentials, a choice approved by the 
Lord Himself as that "good part" which shall not be 
taken away from her. As a member of the foreign 
board, I well remember her attitude toward money. 
If she had money, she proceeded to spend it for 
missionary needs, reasoning that her Heavenly Father 
was rich. If she had none, I never knew her to worry. 
She was always gracious and appreciative to the 
Board and the many who gave to support her work, 
but in the last analysis the provision of her daily needs 
was something between her and the Lord. 

Now the astonishing thing is that such a person 
should ever have chosen for a career to minister to 
the human body as a medical missionary. Humanly 
speaking, knowing her inclinations, you might have 
supposed that almost any other type of missionary 
service would have suited her better. But here again, 
I would remind you, to Dr. Gribble the will of God 
was supreme. And it was His will, no mere personal 
preference, that led her to undertake the long and 
difficult preparation for the medical work. As one 
well taught in the Word of God, she knew, of course, 
that even the body of the saved is destined to share 
in the final destiny of the soul; that it belongs to the 
Lord, and will be fully redeemed at His coming. And 
so, there was something of both Mary and Martha 
in this great missionary of the Cross: as Martha, she 
ministered to the physical needs of men and women; 
but as Mary, she greatly preferred to sit at the feet 
of the Lord in Whose presence she is today. 

IV. AND THIS LEADS ME TO SUGGEST THAT HER 
PHYSICAL LIFE AND ENDURANCE WAS A 
MIRACLE OF GODS GRACE. 

Even from the beginning of her ministry Dr. Gribble 
was somewhat frail physically. Then the first years 
of the mission were spent by our pioneer missionaries 
under circumstances almost unendurable. For two 
years they were compelled to wait by the government 



JANUARY 2 , 1943 



at Brazzaville, a fever-infested region along the Congo 
River. There they had to live in tents with no ade- 
quate protection. Even after permission to ad- 
vance was given, the inland journey was slow 
and tedious up another river where conditions 
were even worse. The hardships and hazards 
of those early years would have taxed the strongest 
body. There was scarcely a time that someone was 
not down with fever, and the care of the sick added 
to the many burdens of those who were well temp- 
orarily. All these experiences left their toll of weak- 
ness, and through the years of her service in Africa 
there were not many days when Dr. Gribble did not 
feel the weight of physical weakness and suffering. 
The foreign board, perhaps more than others, real- 
ized the growing frailty of her health. We worried. 
I am sure, more than she did about the problem. 
Finally, at the close of the next to the last of her fur- 
loughs in the homeland, the Board felt that we could 
no longer assume the sole responsibility for returning 
her to the field. One physician declared that no 
board in its right mind would think of sending her 
back to Africa, to die, as he put the matter. And so, 
as some of you here this morning will recall, the 
Board finally decided to state the situation frankly 
to the members of the Society assembled at Winona 
Lake, and then ask for a vote as to whether she should 
be permitted to return to the field. The vote was 
unanimous to let her go back. I do not think there 
was ever any doubt in her mind as to the outcome. 
During all the argument and discussion, while the 
members of our Board were struggling with the dilem- 
ma — whether to "act like sensible men" and keep her 
at home, or walk by faith and send her back — Dr. 
Gribble sat and calmly smiled. She had committed 
the matter to God, and had no misgivings as to what 
would happen. After the unanimous vote by the 
members of F.M.S., she went back to Africa and con- 
founded the doctors by living to serve the Lord another 
ten years. During those final years, she was pretty 
much a privileged character. When she came home on 
the last furlough, as I recall, the Board went through 
the formality of a medical examination, but no one 
paid much attention to it. 

Yet through all this physical infirmity and weakness, 
as most of you know, Dr. Gribble managed to get an 
astonishing amount of work done. Besides the liter- 
ally unending procession of patients demanding daily 
attention from both her and the hard working nurses 
who assisted her, she found time and strength for 
evangelistic duties, even going out into the "bush" at 
times to reach the tribes and villages. Furthermore, 
in her spare moments she found time to write the 
book which is so well known to members of the Breth- 
ren Church, and also to prepare a second manuscript 
for its sequel, to say nothing about the innumerabfe 
articles prepared for publication in the literature and 
magazines of the church at home. 

You cannot explain a life like this apart from the 
supernatural power of that Lord Who once said to 
the greatest of all missionaries, "My grace is sufficient 
for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weak- 
ness." And I think that Dr. Gribble had learned to 
say, "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my 
infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon 
me . . . for when I am weak, then am I strong" 
(2 Cor. 12:9-10). 

V. THERE WAS MANIFESTED IN THE LIFE OF DR. 
GRIBBLE A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND HARMON- 
IOUS BLENDING OF THOSE VIRTUES WHICH 
ARE MOST TRULY CHRISTIAN. 

Take, for example, graciousness and firmness. It is 

not easy to put these two virtues together in perfect 
harmony. Graciousness very easily becomes ingratia- 
tion, the weakness of trying to please everybody. And 
a firm and uncompromising stand may easily become 



mere opinionated stubbornness. But in Dr. Gribble 
these two virtues dwelt together about as harmon- 
iously as is possible in mortal flesh. Those who knew 
her were always impressed by her personal practice of 
the grace of God. Even when utterly worn out with 
her deputation ministry among the churches, when 
body and mind were crying for quietness and rest, I 
have seen her go on talking with the member of some 
home in which she was being entertained, just because 
she wanted to be gracious. (And this leads me to 
remark parenthetically that we need to learn how to 
treat our missionaries when they come into our 
churches on furlough. Sometimes, inadvertently, we 
mistreat them.) 

But Dr. Gribble could also be firm in things that 
mattered. On the great truths of the Word of God. 
in the matter of vital missionary principles, on the 
right of the missionary to witness for Christ anywhere 
and at any time — in such things her stand was com- 
pletely uncompromising. Some of the French offic- 
ials in Africa could tell some stories on this point. 
She simply smiled at them, made no promises, and 
then did as she pleased. But even in her moments 
of firmness, her graciousness never wholly failed. Once 
the Board came to a disaagreement with her over the 
interpretation of the "faith policy" of the African mis- 
sion. According to that policy, if gifts specially des- 
ignated personally to any missionary did not reach 
$350 in a year, the Board was to forward to the mis- 
sionary enough from the General Fund to make up 
that amount, if there were sufficient money in that 
fund. But both Dr. Gribble and her husband came to 
feel that they should not accept any money at all from 
the General Fund, no matter how short their personal 
gifts came. The Board did not feel it would be wise 
to permit this exception, lest other missionaries might 
be led unwisely to take the same stand, and chose me 
as a committee of one to convince her that we were 
right. Well, I did not succeed! But I shall never for- 
get how graciously she listened to all my carefully 
formulated arguments. Never an unkind word, nor 
any appearance of resentment. Finally, she agreed 
to accept the monev, but we found out later that she 
gave it away for other missionary needs on the field! 

It is hardly necessary for me to point out to a 
Brethren audience that Dr. Gribble intellectually was 
a very unusual person. And she had the selfpossession 
and poise that generallv go with a high degree of 
conscious intelligence. As a member of the foreign 
board, I always enjoyed the sometimes lengthy con- 
ferences when she met with us on furlough. Her re- 
ports from the field, her aptness in phrasing an opin- 
ion, the clarity of her perception, her grasp of difficult 
problems — all witnessed to the keenness of her mind. 
As some of you may know, the foreign board has 
among its members some who enjoy a bit of humor at 
the end of our sometimes long and difficult sessions, 
even at the expense of a missionary who might be 
present. But Dr. Gribble, I recall, was always able 
to take care of herself nicely in any exchange of wit. 
And sometimes the joker found his joke deftly turned 
back upon his own head. The members of the Board 
had a decided respect for her intellectual ability. 

But along with her great ability there dwelt a verv 
beautiful spirit of humility. She had come to reflect 
in her own life and action that "humbleness of mind" 
which is the mark of those who have dwelt much in 
the secret place of the Most High. When missionary 
reinforcements failed to arrive, for whom she had 
prayed so earnestly while in Capetown not long ago. 
no word of complaint passed her lips. There was no 
suggestion that perhaps the Board or the missionaries 
had failed. On the contrarv she wrote in her Praver 
Band Letter for August of last year as follows: "The 
last human obstacle had been removed. These (other) 
missionaries were going through their field to their 
own. Yet there were none for our field, nor had a 
single American missionary of any society entered 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Oubangui-Chari to labor there since before the war." 
And then she adds humbly, "I must search my own 
heart." — I have often wondered what would happen 
if, when things were going wrong in our Christian 
work, every member of the church, every member of 
the official board, every Sunday School teacher, every 
member of the choir, and the pastor, would begin to 
say, "I must search my own heart!" I am sure that 
no power on earth could halt the advance of a church 
like that. 

VI. THIS BRIEF AND INADEQUATE REVIEW OF 
DR. GRIBBLES LIFE AND SERVICE SHOULD 
NOT BE CLOSED WITHOUT SOME REFERENCE 
TO THE RARE QUALITY OF HER CHRISTIAN 
COURAGE. 

Many of you who have followed her missionary career 

through the years, who have read her writings and her 
book, will know something of the things she was 
called upon to face in the early years of the Mission. 
There were dangers and hazards on every hand: dan- 
gers of the sea; dangers from storm and rain with 
little shelter; dangers from the deadly disease-car- 
rying insects of the tropical zone; dangers in flimsy 
boats en the African rivers; dangers from the wild 
beasts; dangers from the savage cannibals in the bush. 
All these dangers were shared equally by her husband 
and Miss Estella Myers. But there was one thing that 
only Dr. Gribble could experience, and that was the 
fear of a mother for her only child while passing 
through these perils of land and sea. 

Many times during the years as a physician she 
had seen death in its most brutal and violent forms. 
But these were not the most difficult experiences. 
In 1919 she ministered at the final sickness of Mrs. 
Rollier, missionary mother of two children, and saw 
her buried in a lonely spot of the river at Ikelemba. In 
1920 another member of the pioneer party. Miss Myrtle 
Snyder, member of the Dayton church, died at In- 
kongo. In 1923 with her own hands she had nursed 
Allen Lee Bennett for the last ten days of his brief 
lifetime, and then saw him die in a miserable little 
rest house at Gazeli. Only six months later she min- 
istered to her own husband through the dreadful 
agonies of the black-water fever which closed his min- 
istry on earth. 

Now death, as I have pointed out in my treatment of 
the 23rd Psalm, is the acid test of all human values. 
"In the great literature of the world death figures as 
the last sombre enigma, before which man halts in 
dumb anguish or proud defiance, resenting its ap- 
proach as that of a cruel and unnatural intruder, even 
when it closes a long and happv life. Contemplated 
at this angle, which is t^at of the vast majority of 
the human race, death is the focus of tragedy, the one 
incalculable woe ... a reality so towering that shelter 
from it can be found in neither words nor silence." 
This is the viewpoint of the world and even some 
who profess to be Christians. 

It was not the viewpoint of Dr. Florence Newberry 
Gribble. She has faced the "Last Enemy" calmly and 
unafraid. She asked for no shelter save the shelter 
of Him Who died and rose again. Beneath the shelter 
of His wings she found that peace which is beyond 
human understanding, and Christian courage to take 
up the burdens laid down by her fellowmissionaries 
and beloved husband in death. As a symbol of her 
faith and courage, she he.s left with us some verses 
which speak for those who had gone out across the bar. 



God's magnetism is such that it can change a man 
from a weather-vane into a compass needle. 



Each had a rendezvous with death 

At such a time as each knew not 

Where earthly hope and strength doth fade 

And countless spirits fill the air; 

Each had a rendezvous with death 

That heathen tribes might know God's care. 

'Twas He, our Lord, who took each hand 

And led each one to Beulah Land 

And, disclosed, as we quenched the breath, 

A vision of Himself; His will 

That each a rendezvous with death 

Should have on Africa's plain or hill. 

When finished was life's span so dear 

And the glorious hopes of heaven were clear. 

God knows, 'twere better to be deep 

Engrossed in toil and sacrifice 

Where love throbs out her pains than weep 

For loved ones gone before in death; 

Each had a rendezvous with death 

At the disputed barricade 

Till Jesus' call came clear and pure. 

Let us to our pledged word be true 

And fail not in our rendezvous. 



It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes 
you thankful, but what you have in your heart. 



The Christian's life is the world's Bible! 




SCANDAL is the shortest distance between two 
evil minds. 



"Today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your 
hearts" — (Heb. 4:7). "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; 
for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" — 
(Prov. 27:1). 



JANUARY 2, 1943 



Annual R&<pxvit aft Ijalake Station 

MISSION EVANGELIQUE DE L'QUBANGUI-CHARI 

SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN MISSION- 
ARY SOCIETY OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH 



Phil. 1:12 

"But I would ye should understand, brethren, 
that the things which happened unto me have 
fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the 
gospel." 

Ps. 150:1-2 

"Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanc- 
tuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him ac- 
cording to his excellent greatness." 

I Cor. 1:31 

"That, according as it is written, He that glor- 
ieth, let him glory in the Lord." 

These verses express our feelings as we glance back 
over this past year and its work here at Yaloke. 

The greatest difficulty faced in making this a 
"Statistical Report" is the lack of statistics. The last 
annual statistical report in our files is one written in 
1940 covering the period of 1930-1940. After this the 
statistical records became hopelessly outdated because 
of the heavy burden resting on so few missionaries. 
Therefore, one of the necessary jobs awaiting Yaloke 
Station personnel at the beginning of this year was 
an extensive work of reorganization in order to know 
the "who's who" of the native church membership. 

This work has absorbed a great part of our time 
during the past year. It involved the visiting of all 
chapels and the contacting of each baptized person 
in that chapel. This consisted of personal work to 
ascertain the spiritual condition of each person. After 
the individuals were interviewed, those who were found 
"in the faith" were banded together in a simple church 
organization. This has proved a valuable boosting to 
our work. 

While the main preaching centers have been reor- 
ganized, much remains to be done. Many Christians 
living in places where there is no organized work have 
yet to be questioned. This work is being done as 
quickly as possible; but until its completion the sta- 
tistics given in this report are only partial. 

The work of Yaloke Station is carried on under four 
different departments. The Missionary Pastor has 
charge of the Evangelistic Department, and the Sta- 
tion Maintenance is under the Station Superintendent. 
Miss Tyson supervises the Medical Work, and the Edu- 
cational Department is under Miss Emmert with Mrs. 
Dunning assisting. 

MISSIONARY PERSONNEL 

This year has seen the arrival of four missionaries 
to the Yaloke field: Miss Tyson and Miss Emmert 
returning to their work, and the Dunnings appointed 
for the first time. This is certainly an item for re- 
joicing, especially in these days. 

When the year 1940-1941 was drawing to a close, 
this large field with is expansive station, its hospital, 
its French and vernacular schools, and large unevan- 
gelized territory was manned by two people, Dr. and 
Mrs. Taber, with their three children. As the fiscal 
year of 1941-1942 dawned. God sent the first rein- 
forcements: Miss Tyson and the Dunnings. These with 
the Tabers formed the missionary personnel for the 
first half of the year. During the month of Decem- 



ber, this number was swelled to six by the arrival of 
Miss Emmert; but this happy state was short-lived, for 
by the last of December Dr. and Mrs. Taber had to 
leave for medical work in Bangui. Since then the 
missionary staff has been four. Of course, we must 
not omit one very small but very important member. 
Miss Marguerite Ruth Dunning, who arrived on the 
field November 1, 1942. 

EVANGELISTIC WORK 

In thinking of the evangelistic effort of the mis- 
sion, one automatically divides it into two catagories: 
that done on the station; and, that done out in the 
villages. Often the latter is exalted; and the former, 
the less spectacular, abased. The work out in the 
villages needs great emphasis, but this must not be 
done at the expense of that on the station. A strong- 
station work is necessary to form a strong home base 
for village work. In reality these are not two, and 
cannot be actually divided. Yet, for the sake of out- 
lining, we will do so. 

STATION EVANGELISTIC EFFORT 

In this work the church is often considered the 
only agent; but this is not true, for there are at 
least two other important agents. 

One of these, the hospital, is no small factor. An- 
nually thousands are reached through this channel 
alone. People from all over this field have the remedy 
for sin proclaimed to them, as well as the necessary 
remedy for their diseases given to them. These re- 
turn to the villages to repeat the glad tidings. Some of 
our most encouraging results have sprung from this 
branch of our evangelistic effort. 

The other of the two is the school, both the French 
and the vernacular. Besides the contribution this 
makes as a training center for future workers, it 
also has an evangelistic ministry. Many youngsters 
find Jesus as Savior while attending school. At pres- 
ent many who attend school in the morning teach 
other groups of children in the afternoon, using Bible 
verses and phrases as their texts. Is not this evan- 
gelism? 

The church with its manifold activities, however, is 
the main agency of this evangelistic effort. Through 
its meetings, its pastor, its catechists, its Sunday 
School teachers, and its Fishermen's Club, it carries 
on a daily program of evangelism that reaches all 
the surrounding villages in the immediate neighbor- 
hood. The station church had an average attendance 
last year of 519 per Sunday. Every morning in the 
week except Saturday, there is a service with over 75 
as average attendance. Each evening members of the 
Fishermen's Club are out in the villages holding meet- 
ings. Thus, day in and day out, this organization 
carries on its God given task. 

Perhaps the most outstanding event of the year was 
the reorganization of this church's membership. This 
work was carried over a period of two months, Decem- 
ber, 1941; and, January, 1942. The first month was 
occupied with teachings concerning the church and 
the responsibilities of church membership. Following 
this every one desiring membership was personally 
examined and dealt with. Those who had turned back 
into the heathen way were weeded out and urged to 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



straighten their affairs. This period ended with a 
great day of prayer, the like of which, the native pastor 
said, had not been witnessed for many years. A real 
heart searching was experienced, and a real spirit of 
prayer pervaded the whole church. 

FIELD EVANGELISM 

This section of the work lies in the hands of the na- 
tive church. The missionaries' part in this is mainly 
that of training the native worker, overseeing his 
work, visiting him, and helping him consolidate the 
fruits cf his labors. He does what village to village 
evangelization he can; but, as a rule, his work of su- 
pervision, which is his main and most important task, 
occupies the bulk of his time. 

It is very difficult to say at the present how manv 
villages are reached and how often. Our method of 
gathering statistics is not yet geared for this. This we 
know, however, there are now 55 workers and 22 out- 
chapels. Each of these chapels reaches from eight 
to fifteen villages about twice a month; and, most 
of them, once a week. The blessing of God is upon 
this work. Thirteen of these native workers are labor- 
ing in their own villages which as yet have not been 
claimed as actual chapels. 

Since the beginning of November, 1941, the native 
church has financed its own program of evangeliza- 
tion. Their total offerings for the year amounted to 
4242.95 francs (about $94.25). 

During the year a total of 116 were baptized; 35 on 
the station, and 81 at the different chapel points. 

Six love feasts were conducted by the church dur- 
ing the year. Two of these were at the station with 
189 attending the first time and 208 the second. This 
latter is the largest gathering to partake of the Lord's 
Supper here that is on record. The remaining four 
love feasts were conducted at different chapel points, 
viz., Boda, M'baiki, Bossembele, and Boali. In the 
order named, the attendance was 65, 15, 71, and 86. 
All of these (with the exception of the newest work 
at M'baiki i reveal a 100% increase in attendance at 
the Table of the Lord over any previous service held 
there. 

Figures such as these are valuable, but even the 
most accurate are not true spiritual barometers. All 
of us have been to churches almost empty on Sun- 
day morning, but whose published church roll has an 
astonishingly large number. One sign of a healthy 
church is when the ordinary attendance exceeds the 
membership; another is the absence of worldly ele- 
ments. Fruit is an unmistakable sign of life. A soul 
winning church is a live one. All these signs, I be- 
lieve, apply to all our chapel points. There is much in 
addition which we would like to see. but this we can 
rejoice in. God has honored the testimony of Dr. and 
Mrs. Taber as they labored here alone. He has honored 
the word of the reinforcements and the native church. 
He has heard and honored vour prayers. Let us praise 
His name and make our boast in our great God if 
wonders. 

Reports of the past are certainly not complete with- 
out some expression concerning the future. We are 
already in that future. One extensive trip has al- 
ready been taken bv Mr. Dunning. Miss tvson and 
Miss Emmert will return within a verv few days from 
a month's trek over seldom visited bush trails. Three 
Bible Conferences are planned in different sections 
of the field within the next month and a half. One 
has just been completed here on the station with great 
blessing. 

Great plans have been laid down. We believe that 
God has led us in the forming of these; but. they all 
hinge upon Him. His power. His help. His clearing the 
way — yes, His doing all the work through us as chan- 
nels only. We are in the valley fighting: and we trust 
that vou at home are on the mountain, holding up 
holy hands in prayer, that His work here may go on 
from victory to victory. 

STATION MAINTENANCE 

Besides the different necessary jobs for the upkeep 



of the station, two main projects have occupied our 
attention. The first was the gathering of materials 
for the planned third missionary residence. The sec- 
ond, the renovation of the two back rooms of the 
church building in order to transform them from class 
rooms into offices. 

At the close of the year, the repairing of the saw- 
mill shed was undertaken, but this remains to be fin- 
ished during the present year. 

SCHOOL 

Yaloke school work under the direction of Miss Em- 
mert, is divided into two categories: the French school 
and the vernacular. The latter could be subdivided 
into station vernacular, 20 girls and women, and 6 
men in special classes. In the village classes at chapel 
points there are approximately 175 children. 

Besides this there are a number of volunteer classes 
of varying sizes taught by unpaid workers, who are. 
however, under the supervision of the Church. Some 
of the school children are holding small classes in 
nearby villages for their practical work. 

School was in session ten months this fiscal year. 
During most of the time Mrs. Taber and Mrs. Dunning 
were in charge. Since January, 1942, Miss Emmert 
has replaced Mrs. Taber. 

MEDICAL ACTIVITIES 

The sick, like the poor are always with us; and this 
year has given us the opportunity to minister to 
3,962 bodies in the daily clinics. This does not seem 
like a great number for one year's work, but when you 
consider that 22,658 treatments were given, we then 
can realize that there was some medical activity at 
the Yaloke Dispensary during the past year. 

During the first six months, Dr. Taber was here to 
supervise the work and to carry the responsibility of 
the seriously ill patients. Since January the work has 
been cared for by the missionary nurse, Miss Tyson, 
and four native assistants. 

There was an average of 32 lepers who received 
weekly injections of Aleopol. Some of this number were 
advanced cases who can have no hope of a cure, but 
whose sufferings have been lessened. Others who 
are in the early stages of the disease are already show- 
ing marked improvement. Their lives have been made 
happier because of the Christmas gift sent them 
through the American Mission to Lepers. A handful of 
salt and fifty grams of soap are a great inducement 
to submit to the hypodermic needle. 

Every Monday morning there is plenty of activity 
on the hospital veranda when the babies are weighed 
and examined. Thirty-nine little squirming tots are 
members of this group. Among the number are Joseph 
and his twin sister, Josette, who have come into the 
family of one of our evangelists. All of these little 
kinky headed, dark complexioned babes were born here 
at the hospital instead of in the manioc gardens as 
in former years. 

The quest for caterpillars has been the cause of sev- 
eral compound fractures, but what is several months 
of hospital confinement when you can enjoy more ca- 
terpillar soup! 

110 Patients were admitted into our hospital family, 
and to them were given 2,645 days of hospitalization. 
Among this number we had quite a few of our Chris- 
tians from various chapel points. Not only were we 
able to help them, but they in turn were a great bless- 
ing to many of their fellow sufferers. We are always 
ready to serve any that come, but we are especially 
glad to minister to our brethren in the Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

Hundreds have gone out from us with renewed bo- 
dies, but best of all, many found the Lord Jesus Christ 
as their personal Savior which is the crowning effort 
of any department of Missionary Medical Activities. 

This report was accepted and approved by mission- 
ary personnel of Yaloke Station. 

Respectfully submitted by 

July 13, 1942 Harold L. Dunning. 



JANUARY 2, 1943 




qiaAUeA" 

By MRS. JOSEPH H. FOSTER 
Bouca, F.E.A. 



"Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them 
that put their trust in Him." Prov. 30:5. 

We praise our Father for the "Shield" these days. 
It is more than any ordinary shield; because it sur- 
rounds us, is over and under us: thus it affords us 
protection day by day, in all places and under all cir- 
cumstances. His "Word is pure." It will not fail. 



Dear friends in the Lord: 

We have had a ten days' conference with our na- 
tive workers. As usual we had an interesting time 
listening to their testimonies and experiences. 

About a year ago we wrote and told you of the pain- 
ful injuries that Isaac suffered in his frantic struggle 
with a leopard, that had been caught in a net, and 
which he tried to kill. No one thought that he would 
ever be able to walk again. But after 3 months in 
the hospital and three more in his village on a mat, 
he begain to walk with a bamboo pole. At first he 
swung himself along on the pole and one leg; then, 
later, he discarded the pole and walked with a cane. 
Now he walks without the aid of anything, and with 
scarcely so much as a limp. 

He gave a wonderful testimony. He said: "If I had 
stayed at the work of the Lord, and not put my eyes 
on hunting and meat, that which mv heart liked to do 
and my stomach wanted to eat, I would not have 
been laid aside from the Lord's service for such a long 
time. But God has healed me; and, I have asked 
Him to keep me from ever going after anything again 
that only brings satisfaction to the body; but, to keep 
my heart occupied only with Him." 

Isaac bears a real testimony where he labors. The 
people see that the Lord has undertaken for him in a 
wonderful way, and many are turning from their idols 
to serve the living God. 

It is now two and a half years since he first began 
work in Mokounzi Kete's village. However, the work 
had been begun before he went there. They have at 
this time 75 active Christians, and they have sup- 
ported Isaac from the beginning of his stay with 
them. Just recently they selected one of their num- 
ber, who feels led to go to a large village about 35 
miles from Makounzi Kete's village, to serve the Lord. 
They expect to support him also. 

These Christians always have shown great interest 
in the Lord's work. Before Isaac went to stay with 
them they walked 10 kilometers each way every Sun- 
day to Bouca to attend the services. 

Etienne, you remember, fell out of a tree some 
months ago when he tried to cut some limbs off the 
trees that the monkeys used to swing on, and from 
which they jumped into his grain field. His back was 
seriously injured by the fall. But the Lord has com- 
pletely healed him. 

It seems that just as soon as our people surrender 
their bodies to the Lord to serve Him, the enemy be- 
gins to test them almost beyond endurance. Some 
cannot stand the severe testing and they fall; some 
lean heavily on the Lord, and He brings them through 
victorious. 



One evening after the Sunday School lesson had 
been taught, Etienne rose and said: "Several years 
ago, I gave my heart to the Lord, and He cleansed it. 
Tonight I give my body to the Lord to serve Him." 
This is the way our Christians express it, when they 
surrender to the Lord for service. 

Not many months later, his oldest son died from 
sleeping sickness. A little later his wif° bore him a 
lovely baby boy, and their hearts were comforted. 
But before it was old enough to walk, it died from 
oneumonia. Since then they have gone to work in 
Yabingui's village. They have had another baby, 
which died when it was only a few w^ks old. All his 
brothers tell him that all these misfortunes have come 
upon him because he has given up all his "medicines." 
But both he and his wife have been brave, and have 
not been persuaded by their relatives to return to the 
"old preventives;" but are trusting the Lord wholly 
and completely. 

Not only has he suffered all these things, but he 
also is having a hard and difficult time with his work. 
The chief in whose village he is established has re- 
cently been placed into a responsible position as a 
chief supervisor over nine other villages. The people 
had been running away from their villages, because 
they were discontented. So he devised a plan whereby 
he hopes to keep all who are under his supervision 
happy and satisfied. He forces them to work hard all 
day, then dance until midnight. This may satisfy the 
sinners, but not the Christians because it keeps them 
away from all their services and spiritual instruction. 

In spite of all these difficulties, Etienne has no de- 
sire to make a change or to return to his village. 
He has asked the Bouca church to pray with him for 
victory, and the breaking down of the evil forces. 

Ehe, another worker, had a terriblv infected thumb. 
When he came in to the Station, after sitting out in 
the village 6 weeks after it was injured, treating it with 
herbs, waiting for it to get better before he came in 
to go to the doctor with it. it seemed that nothing 
could be done, but amputate it. However, the doctor 
was gracious pnough to try to save it, and in a very 
short time it had healed completely. He said: "Fear 
kept me from coming in sooner. I was afraid the doc- 
tor would cut off my thumb." He is very grateful, 
and gives God all the praise. 

I don't believe that any of us e\er fully realize what 
it means for our people to become Christians. We 
surrender worldly pleasures, and sometimes we think 
that is a lot. But these people give up every crutch 
upon which they ever leaned in times of sickness and 
death, and upon which they depended in everv circum- 
stance of their daily lives. Pray that God will give 
them great victories in the daily living and service 
for Him. 



NOT BROTHERS IN CHRIST! 



A Palestine Jew said to a Christian worker, "If your 
Christ has anything of love and mercy to offer us, 
why don't you go tell it to Hitler, Stalin, and Musso- 
lini? They are your brothers in Christ." The Christ- 
ian quickly disclaimed any connection with the three 
dictators. But the Jew replied, "Stalin was immersed 
thrice in infancy into the Greek Orthodox Church. 
Hitler was christened a Protestant when a baby. Mus- 
solini was christened into the Roman Catholic Church 
while yet an infant. They are your brothers ; for they 
were baptized into the same faith and religion." And 
so the Jew was stumbled by the practice of the State 
Churches in baptizing and christening infants. The 
kind of men these three infants turned out to be shows 
the folly of baptizing those who have not yet come to 
the age of responsibility and who have not yet accepted 
Christ for themselves. — Pentecostal Evangel. 



THE BRET HREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




GLEANINGS FROM 

THE EDITOR'S 

MAIL BAG 



THE HEAVENLY HOME 

By CHARLES J. SERVICE 

I have longed for a Home on a hillside 

With a brook in the valley below: 

For shade trees and birds singing blithely. 

And a garden where sweet flowers grow; 

Where friends and kindred and loved ones 

Can always find welcome and cheer. 

Where we'll know all the heroes and martyrs 

And saints who've been saved since the fall. 

Always the Savior will be there. 

And that will be sweetest of all. 

And tho I live landless and homeless, 

A pilgrim and stranger down here. 

I can bear all privations and sorrow 

When I think of my Home over there. 

How it stands on a hilltop in Heaven, 

And the waters of life gently flow, 

Where flowers unfading are blooming 

In the beautiful valley below. 

SOTE:— Charles .1. Service, the author of this poem which appears 
in print tor the first time, while not a member of the Brethren Church, yet 
was a most faithful attendant of the First Brethren Church in Lone Beach. 
He was a mar. of great faith and prayer and to the time of his departure 
to he with Christ held up the work of our missionaries and our church 
hefore the Throne of Grace. He was a man whom the Lord must have 
truly loved, "faithful unto death." if ever a man was. His wife is still a 
regular attendant of the church in Lone Beach. We can only think of 
our Brother Service as enjoying his "home on a hillside" in heaven "with 
a brook in the valley below." and in that Home he await- our coming. 

r.s.B. 



PRAISE AND PRAYER FROM YALOKE 

By MARGUERITE GRIBBLE DUNNING — YALOKE, F.E.A. 

At last all was in the car, and thev were rolling- 
down Yaloke Hill. This was Mrs. Dunning's third at- 
tempt to set awav, how far would she get this time? 
First she had planned to go to M'baiki for the Bibl^ 
Conference there: but when thev got to counting the 
kilos which the car would be reauired to carry from 
Ranpui where thev would set another missionary, to 
its final d°stination. she knew it was useless to trv 
ppsides it would take about two more weeks to finish 
the class who were reading John in Sango, and it 
seemed best to continue that with no break. 

The second attempt was two weeks after the first 
The four porters, cook, and catechist had started about 
three hours previously. The four pushmen and she 
started with the push— her first time awav from the 
station alone — Her main object being to get to Bosem- 
bele in time to help with the Bible Conference and 
the villages havine all been visited just two weeks 
previously bv Misses Emmert and Tvson. she did not 
stop till night except at one place. There thev were 
all seated and waiting for her. the porters having 
announced her ccmins\ It seems thev had all been 
out in the srardens at the time the other ladies were 
through. Po she stopped and talked to them Another 
service where she slept that night, one the next morn- 
mr before leaving, and she was on her way again 

Nearly two hours of traveling, and a car came over 
the hill, stopped. Was she going to Bossembele? Had 
she not heard that the road had been cut between 
there and Bangui for a bridge, and her husband would 
not be able to arrive before Saturday? (This was 
Tuesday, i She answered "Yes" to the first and "No" 
to the second. She had only enough food in the 
small chop box for one — or perhaps two — more 
"sleeps." as the native would say. There was noth- 
ing for her to do but to accept the proffered ride back 



to the station, leaving pushmen and porters to follow. 
Had she made a mistake in the Lord's leading? 
Was her place on the station — always — after all? She 
thanked the Lord for having led by such a plain path 
and commenced station duties again. 

Mr. H. W. Coxill, General Secretary of the Congo 
Protestant Council, says: "Most missionaries with 
whom I have talked, who have a knowledge of both, 
agree that the steady and often routine training work 
of a station is far more exacting and less spectacular 
than itinerating. Preaching from village to village is 
often more immediately soul-satisfying. Some daily 
result for one's labour in the Lord generally sends 
the missionary happily and contentedly to bed and he 
collects stories and incidents that are easy to write 
up and a delight to tell and which appeal greatly to 
large numbers of our supporters at home. This cannot 
always be said of station work." Station work, chapel 
point training, and village preaching are all necessary 
parts of the whole. 

The next afternoon after her return home, Wed- 
nesday, the natives all came running. "Monsieur has 
arrived." "Monsieur Who?" Her Monsieur, of course, 
and he was looking for her. Greetings and explana- 
tions ensued. The bridge had been fixed much sooner 
than was expected, the catechists were all gathered for 
the conference, and they were both expected to return 
the next day. Preparations were made the third time. 
.... They arrived in less than two hours, where it 
would have taken two days traveling by porter. 

This was was the third Bible Conference for this 
fiscal year in the Yaloke District. The first was on the 
station, the second at M'baiki. beyond Bangui, and the 
third was the one at Bossembele. 

The conference at Yaloke was preceded by a week 
of prayer and ended with the baptism of twenty who 
had manifested Christian fruit. The conferences 
themselves are being reported by Mrs. Foster, so they 
will not be enlarged upon here. 

There are things that need your earnest, effectual 
praver. One is the case of Yamboko. a very promising 
young catechist at Gazeli. He had been chosen as one 
of the privileged few to attend the Bible School at 
Bozoum this year. He was one the missionaries be- 
lieved would accomplish sreat things for the Lord. 
And who is there to say that he will not yet? God's 
grice is infinite, and He saves to the uttermost. Yam- 
boko has been borrowing and gambling and drinking 
for months. When sent for to come in to the sta- 
tion, he left the chapel: but went on gambling and 
refused to come for some time. It was finally learned 
that his reason for ah this was that he wanted to be 
fired from his job. The native wav seems to be to 
do something to make his employer dismiss him rather 
than Quitting on his own initiative when he wants 
other work. In his eyes preaching the gospel has be- 
come merelv working for a missionary. He had lost 
the vision. Was it the love of money that blinded his 
eves to dying souls? This beean shortly after last 
November when the native church in this section took 
up entire support of their catechists and pastors. 

Yamboko is not alcne. Others have had the same 
temptation — some have vielded, but our God is able. 
The ones who are preachm? because of a real passion 
for lost souls are not disturbed: thev know Phil. 4:19 
is true. But thev. too need your prayers as well as 
Yamboko. Ravmond. and Yamando who robbed from 
the church. The places are so many, and the workers 
are so few. When thev get fewer one wonders how 
the gospel will ever be spread. That, besides the 
grief of seeing one fall. 

Miss Emmert has finished her second svllabus or 
primer. This one is in Sango and will soon be in print. 
The second edition of the Banou primer is gcing fast 
We praise the Lord especially that we were able to 
buy some more Sango New Testaments just recently 
We have been without for some time, and so many of 
the natives were wanting them. 

"O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his 
mercy endureth for ever." (Ps. 107:1.) 



JANUARY 2 , 1943 



7T&& VMtff 



From 
Our Workers 



Fine thing!! 1 L. L. Grubb, pastor of the Hagers- 
town, Md. church, returned from Pennsylvania with 
a 150 lb. buck. He, then, invited his church member- 
ship and friends to a venison dinner.. Now, we think 
that that is all right; the thing we are objecting to 
is that we were not informed that the friends of the 
church were invited until after the dinner had been 
held. This we learned by chance through a church 
bulletin. Pastors, in similar cases please notify the 
Herald office at least two weeks in advance of such 
activities. 

Bro. Elmer Richardson has accepted the call to be- 
come the pastor of the First Brethren Church at Graf- 
ton, W. Va. They began their full-time ministry there 
on December 6th. 

Mr. Irvin W. Masters, a member of the Brethren 
Church at Glendale and formerly of Washington, D.C., 
has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of West- 
mont College. 

No better way of starting out 1943; Our President 
has requested that New Year's Day be observed as a 
day of prayer for our nation. We all know that she 
needs it. Let us all pray that America mav come to 
the realization that our victory will not be by the 
strength of arms, but through Christ Who strengthens 
us. 

News has just been received that Rev. Flovd Shiery 
has been confined to the hospital with Typhus Fever. 
This illness will undoubtedly delav the beginning of 
his new ministry as a chaplain in the U. S. Armv. Pray 
that the Lord will sustain and heal him, and that he 
will be greatly blessed in his new service. 

"For whom the bells tolled." Miss Eloise Christy, 
National Literature Secretary of the Sisterhood of 
Mary and Martha, was wed to Mr. Forrest Leistner on 
Christmas morning. Incidentally, this was the first 
church wedding in the Bethel Brethren Church of 
Berne, Indiana, where Rev. Wm. Schaffer is pastor. 

Dr. Kenneth Monroe was called to serve a.s pastor 
of the LaVerne, Calif. Brethren Church for the year 
1943 by a unanimous vote of the congregation. Bro. 
Monroe served them as such several years ago, so every 
one is overjoyed to have him back again. 

The Far East auestion is not limited to military act- 
ivities, but is also a vital problem in God's work. The 
Third Brethren Church of Los Angeles, Conard Sandy 
pastor, are receiving first hand information on this 
subject. Several weeks ago Mrs. Van Meter, a mission- 
ary from China, was a guest speaker, and on the first 
Sunday of the New Year thev will hear Rev. and Mrs. 
Reiton tell of their work among the Japanese. 







HAGERSTOWN, MD. 

A great week of Bible Conference with Dr. L. S. 
Bauman as prophetic teacher was completed November 
22nd, here in Hagerstown, Md. Eight services were 
held throughout the week with a total attendance of 
1900 people. Offerings were splendid, and interest 
ran high as Dr. Bauman unfolded the prophetic Word 
in his own inimitable way. Visitors from many dif- 



ferent sections around the Hagerstown vicinity, some 
coming from towns north of the Mason and Dixon line, 
were in the large congregations which gathered each 
night in the beautiful new Home Mission church. 
Daily radio broadcasts and widespread newspaper ad- 
vertising gave an added impetus to the effort. We ex- 
press our deep appreciation for the ministry of Dr. 
Bauman and his good wife. 

— Lew Grubb. 



LA VERNE 

November was to us a month of many extra bless- 
ings, first by Harry Von Bruch and Johnnie Hallet 
coming and helping in evangelistic services, the Saints 
were revived. Then rededications were made and two 
souls accepted the Lord, but they went to fellowship 
in neighboring churches. 

One Sunday during our evangelistic meetings we 
had John Peez, "the Voice from across the waters," 
talk to our combined S. S class and then again during 
the C.E. hour. His is a wonderful testimony for the 
Lord; He is a converted Catholic from Italy and Jugo- 
slovia, who witnesses by preaching the Truth and Life 
to the "down and outs" on Main St., Pershing Square, 
or wherever he has a chance, which is quite often. 

Bro. Carter was recently called away to his grand- 
mother's funeral, so Bro. Claud Pearson preached in 
his place. He brought us two excellent sermons, and 
told of his experiences in his "mission with the U. S. 
Sailors." 

We also had "Ma" Sunday on one Saturday night 
as "Harry's surprise guest. She gave us a wonderful 
talk. All of these experiences have caused us to want 
to be used more in the Lord's work, and to be found 
faithful when He comes. 

December 6 we had another "extra" in the person 
of Bro. Bender, a personal worker in the jails, who was 
converted 25 years ago from a life of crime, and trans- 
formed to a Saint of God; he and his wife devote their 
time to the "down and outers," no salary except what 
the Lord supplies through His people, and sometimes 
from "jail-birds" who see there is a reality in Christ 
Jesus by what he does for the fallen and those in 
need. 

We are. indeed, sorry to lose Bro. Carter to another 
of our churches in Long Beach. At a special business 
meeting on December 2, we decided to call Dr. Kenneth 
Monroe to be substitute speaker for awhile, if we can 
secure him. 

If all who profess "Christ in us the hope of Glorv" 
had lived true and yielded lives and had "won the 
one next to us" our world war would have been 
averted. 

May we get busy and "occupy till He comes." 
Yours in Him. 

— Mrs. Lydia H. Franlz. 



WHITTIER, CALIF. 

We have just passed through a real, reviving, vic- 
torious Victory Revival at the Whittier Church. With- 
in two weeks after discovering that the Wilson-Bundy- 
Gates Evangelistic Party was available we were en- 
joying their ministry. Evangelist Wilson is a south- 
erner from Texas. He is a fiery, fearless preacher. 
He is an uncompromising proclaimer of the old-fash- 
ioned gospel of repentance. Sinner and saint surely 
received each his due portion in the sermons he de- 
livered. Song Director Bundy is a fine tenor soloist 
and an excellent director of congregational singing. 
He is a devout, spiritual man of God. His wife and 
her two sisters, "The Gates Sisters," contributed much 
to the meetings in their expert playing on the marim- 
ba, vibraharp, piano, and solovox. The music and the 
preaching were of the very best. 

This was a heart-searching season. Eighty- five 
members of the church publicly, individually, defin- 



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itely presented themselves for renewal, dedication, as- 
surance, and victory. They came, "one by one," not in 
any one mass movement. They came calmly with 
deep seriousness but stirred with the mighty power 
of the Holy Spirit. The active, spiritual members 
of our church are bound together" in the unity of the 
Spirit in the bond of peace" as never before. There 
were also 19 others, not members of our church, who 
made public confession of the Lord for the first time 
or a reaffirmation of their faith. 

Although held during the first two weeks of gas ra- 
tioning and in spite of the tact that many members 
are working literally night and day out here in the 
defense industries, yet the attendance was good 
throughout. The Lord gave victories over mighty 
forces and foes, for there were those who either by 
open opposition or sullen indifference really opposed 
the revival. But the Lord overcame the hindrances 
and sent seasons of refreshing. 

The fellowship during these two weeks was refresh- 
ing. As our ranks are depleted by so many of our 
men going from us into the U. S. Service; as some fall 
by the wayside or "go forth from us because they are 
not of us;" as the apostasy and the war take their 
toll, the faithful spiritual members draw closer to- 
gether in blessed fellowship. Foregleams and fore- 
tastes of heavenly blessedness were enjoyed during 
these services. 

— Charles H. Ashman, Pastor. 



PRAYER PREVAILED 



The story of the "President Madison" is told in 
Saturday Evening Post (July 25) by J. H. Magruder. 
The "President Madison" was the last American pass- 
enger ship to leave the Orient when war broke out. 
On board were the crew of a U. S. gunboat, six A. V. G. 
fliers, officials from India, missionaries, assorted busi- 
nessmen from the Far East, and others. The atmo- 
sphere was quite strained due to the dangers of the 
voyage. "But finally," writes Mr. Magruder. "after 
dodging planes and submarines through the Sulu and 
Java oeas, the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, the 
Caribbean and the Atlantic, we saw the lights of New 
York. 'Those Bible-banging missionaries did Dray the 
old Madison home!' I heard a greasy, grinning oiler 
say." 



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CTT04JJ- Bad! The man who never 

makes a pledge cannot have 
a telephone in his house, 
for the telephone company 
will not put the phone in unless he agrees to pay the 
bill. The same is true of electric lights, water, grocer- 
ies. He cannot be a married man, for he would need 
make vows to get married; he cannot own property, 
for he would have to pay taxes; he cannot be a citizen 
of the United States, for he would have to pledge sup- 
port to his government. Whv don't we be honest with 
the Lord? Pledge and pav the Tithe. BEGIN 1943 by 
TITHING. (Johnstown, Cal.) 

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Will you use the enclosed cash to forward regularlv 
to me copies of the Brethren Missionary Herald, so 
that I might drink in sound gospel from time to time. 
A copy of the Herald now goes to my home, but I 
want my wife to continue to receive that subscription 
for her own good — for she has .just recentlv come into 
fellowship with the Brethren Church. — A. C. 



Have you heard? That Americans spend four times 
as much for chewing gum as we give to foreign mis- 
sions? 

That Americans spend $2.80 on luxuries for every 
dime for churches? 

That America's drink bill is eight times as much as 
we give to all church purposes? 

That the total expenditures for religious purposes 
in America dropped $304,000,000 between 1926 and 
1936? 



WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 

If you were God and God were you, 
And He were given a holiday 
To go to church to praise and pray, 
And then He feasted and stayed away 
Without a thought of you or prayer, 
Or thanks for all your loving care — 
If you were God and Ood were vou, 
Say, what would you do? 

If vou were God and God were you, 
And a nation set a dav for nraver, 
Rut onlv one had time to spare 
For everv hundred who didn't care; 
Would vou believe they were sincere. 
And bless that nation again next year? 
If you were God and God were vou, 
Say, what would you do? 

If vou were God and God were vou. 
And millions nrofessed a faith in vou, 
As giver of all erood eifts and true. 
But never said "Thanks" or thought it due, 
But when trouble came their wav. 
Fxrjected vour helD without delav — 
If you were God and Ctod were vou. 
Say. what would you do? 

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Vol. 5 - No. 2 - JANUARY 9, 1943 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



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PRESIDENT — Mrs. Homer A. Kent. Bex 102, Winona Lake, Indiana. 

VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. Melvin Fisher, Camden, Indiana. 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Arthur D. Cashman, 349 Ohio St., 
A hland. Ohio. 

FINANCIAL SECRETARY-TREASURER — Mrs. Arthur Nickel. Winona Leke, 

Indiana. 
LITERATURE SECRETARY — Mrs. Herman W. Koontz, 105 Otterview 

Ave., Ghent, Roanoke. Virginia. 
PRAYER CHAIRMAN — Mrs. Edward D. Bowman, Buena Vista, Virginia. 
EDITOR — Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet. Ohio 



MRS. EDWARD BOWMAN, Buena Vista, Virginia 

"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all 
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 
mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first 
commandment. And the second is like, namely 
this, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There 
is none other commandment greater than these." 
Mark 12:30-31. 

. Pray for Brother Sewell Landrum in the Clayhole, 
Kentucky mission that he may bring many to 
Christ there. 

. Pray definitely that God will make it possible for 
Brother Landrum to have an assistant in his work. 

Pray for the work being carried on by the Amer- 
ican Sunday School Union in the mountains of 
Tennessee. 

Pray that those men and women living in the 
mountains of our great country who have never 
heard the message of salvation may somehow be 
reached for Christ. 

Praise God for the fine offering for Home Missions 
given this year by our Brethren churches. 



THE LAST WORD 



When Statesmen have made their last parley. 
Dictators have made their last threat; 
When we watch the skies with misgiving 
And the fires of conflict are set — 
When our faith is attacked and derided 
And some have forgotten to pray — 
Remember that hope is eternal. 
That God has the last Word to say. 

— Selected. 



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DEVOTIONAL 

FEBRUARY 1943 

TOPIC: "The Challenge of the Mountains" 
Verse for the month— Mk. 12:30-31 

HYMN SING: 

PRAYER CIRCLE. 

BIBLE STUDY— "Bible Truths" by Dr. McClain. 

SPECIAL MUSICAL NUMBER. 

TOPIC— "Visiting Our New Home In Kentucky"— By 

Mrs. Sewell Landrum. 
HYMN. 
BENEDICTION. 



WE SAY AMEN! 



Uncle Zeb used to say if a preacher can't strike oil 
in thirty minutes, he ought to quit borin'. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press, Inc., 
1831 Sheldon Street, Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren Mission- 
ary Herald Co.. 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingfch 

L. I.. Gruibb A. L. Lyon Turn Hammers 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Aha .1. McClain. 
II.. Missions: It. Paul Miller. 



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Surely the Lord has done great things for us; 
whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3. 

We have spent many years in Kentucky looking 
forward to greater things. We feel that the Lord 
has led us to this new place and we give Him all 
the honor, praise and glory. We are truly happy for 
this opportunity to serve Him here. The mission is on 
highway number 15 between Jackson and Hazard. 
The lot the buildings are on lies between the highway 
and Troublesome creek. People that pass by have 
often told us how beautiful they think the place is 
with the white buildings among the green trees. 
There are four buildings in all. the church, parsonage, 
garage, and now, a new clothing room. Cement walks 
connect all the buildings. A white picket fence runs 
along the front next to the highway. 

As you enter the parsonage vou are facing the open 
stairway. You turn to the right to enter the living 
room, this room is one half of the downstairs. Turn- 
ing to the left vou enter the dining room and from 
dining room to the kitchen. Both of these rooms are 
small but with the built in cupboards and modern 
sink, there is room for all the things that are neces- 
sary. From the kitchen vou so through a little hall 
to the living room. On the left side of hall there is 
a wash room. On the right side is a broom closet, 
and a door to the basement. The basement is under 
the entire house. There is plenty of room for the 
furnace, Deleo Dlant. water Dump and tank. Also a 
washing machine with stationerv tubs, coal bin. and 
fruit shelves. Off the kitchen there is a small back 
porch where we eniov many summer meals. Upstairs 
we have one lare-e bedroom and two small ones. There 
is also a commete bath room. At the head of the 
stairwav is a nlace made especially for a sewing ma- 
chine with a linen closet on either side. The house 
really is small but so well arranged, we do not suffer 
from any inconviences. 

The new clothinf room which has just, been com- 
pleted is a great rom f o-t to the work. The ro<->m can 
he heated and th° rlnt.hpf; rtisnlaved in an attractive 
manner. Just now w° have a pood suonlv nf ladies 
coats on hand. There is a great demand for children's 



clothes, sweaters, low heeled shoes for children as well 
as adults. Anything for men, women, and children 
can be used. The lovely layettes that we have re- 
ceived were very much appreciated by some of our 
church mothers. We have many requests for shoes 
and dresses that we are unable to fill. Packages of 
clothing sent by parcel post should be addressed to 
Clayhole. Our freight and express office is Jackson. 

Our Sunday School attendance is not gaining at 
present. Many of the boys have gone to the army, and 
both boys and girls have gone elsewhere to work in 
defense plants. Children and adults are in the major- 
ity now at our services. We have some very fine 
Christians who just accepted the Lord last Julv. There 
are still many unsaved ones on our prayer list. 

We appreciate what you all have done for the work 
here. We know that for many of you it has been a 
real sacrifice. Our prayer is that the Lord will bless 
each and every one of you. We hope you will meet 
many in glory who have been led to Christ through 
your prayers and gifts. We covet your pravers that 
we may be faithful in giving out the Word in a way 
that will be pleasing to Him who loved us and gave 
Himself for us. 

— Mrs. Sewell Landrum. 



CONVICTION NEEDED 

A brewer was addressing a farmers' convention, 
laying stress upon how much grain the brewers and 
distillers bought from the farmers. At the height of 
his flight of oratory he cried: "What would you farm- 
ers do with your surplus corn if we did not buy it?" 
A great hush came over the gathering; there seemed 
to be no answer to that startling question. But a 
little woman arose in the back of the hall and sug- 
gested: "Well, we might make it up into cornstarch 
to stiffen the men's backbones. "--Clipped from Earnest 
Worker. 



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Material from "UNDAUNTED HOPE," Chapter 18 to conclusion, Missionary Handbook. 



Of the original party James Gribble alone claimed 
Bassai mountain for the Lord. Dr. Gribble, his wife. 
had gone back to the States to recover her health and 
to find a home and school for Marguerite. Miss Myers 
had accompanied them to the coast, expecting to re- 
turn with the reinforcements then expected. 

Before the pioneer missionary was the task of es- 
tablishing boundaries, selecting sites for temporary 
homes and clearing the land. h.e needed surveying 
instruments badly but he felt it would be wrong to 
use mission funds lor tneir purchase. So he prayed 
for the means to secure them, in the meantime using 
an instrument he improvised. While the work was 
being done he lived in a tent. 

In spite of road building, house building, clearing 
the site of rocks and bushes, overseeing natives, med- 
ical work, and the dailv tasks of living he found much 
time for prayer. He wrote, "Being alone, I spend much 
time in prayer. God seems so Personal to me." Again 
he wrote, "I have decided to have but five working 
days in the week. Saturday will be correspondence 
day, pay day. etc. And Sunday will be Sunday." 

By the end of the year 1921 he could write, "The 
ladies' cook house is almost done. The frame work is 
up for the store house." Later the two small houses, 
one planned for native boys and the other for temp- 
orary quarters for missionaries were finished. A 
small garden had also been planted. But the road 
was still to be finished and a work shop and sawing 
shed must still be erected. 

The end of the year also brought joy in that the 
news reached him that Mr. Jobson, Miss Hillegas and 
Miss Myers were on their way to the station. Gribble 
met them at Bozoum and escorted them back to Bassai. 

The missionaries' day always had much time for 
prayer. A daily prayer meeting was held at ten o'clock, 
sometimes continuing for two hours. Also much time 
was spent in learning the native tongue. Every even- 
ing one or more meetings were held and the natives 
were being taught gospel songs in Karre. 

Meantime building was continuing and by March 15. 
1922 three buildings were finished. One, with mud 
walls, thatched roof and wide veranda, was for the 
ladies; the second, somewhat smaller, was for Mr. 
Jobson, and the third, having thatched roof and grass 
and canvas walls, was for Mr. Gribble. 

On May 28th the first Christian baptism took place 
in Bassai. Eleven were baptized, two of whom were 
women. On June first, the first communion was held 
with sixteen present. 




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Miss Myers was at all times busy with dispensary 
work. Daily road making, garden or orchard planting, 
animal trapping and other duties continued. Often 
an attack of fever v/ould beset a missionary and make 
nursing necessary. 

In the middle of the year James Gribble wrote, con- 
cerning converts, "This is a subject of greatest im- 
portance, to know that our work here is not in vain, 
but that already the Lord has pleased to give us fruit 
even in these Karre mountains, and of this very tribe. 
And not of this tribe only, for no less than three tribes 
are now represented among our converts. And best 
of all, all are standing true and have already begun 
to preach the gospel in the neighboring villages." 

On November 16. 1922, Mr. Jobson and Miss Hilegas 
were married at the government post, the religious 
ceremony being performed three days later by Mr. 
Gribble. After the ceremony he left for Bangui to 
meet Dr. Gribble and Allen Bennet, who were on then- 
way to the station. On the way Bennet contracted 
influenza, pneumonia resulted, and he went to be with 
the Lord. His last words were, "There is nothing be- 
tween my Lord and me." 

When news of Bennet's illness reached Miss Myers 
she hurried to reach him in order to be his nurse. 
She was too late for this duty but in time to care for 
Dr. Gribble in a most serious illness that followed 
Bennet's death. At last, however, Mr. and Mrs. Grib- 
ble reached Bassai, greatly rejoicing to be together 
again in the work of the Lord. 

Next occurred that most unhappy situation when a 
young native, who had proved trustworthy under many 
tests, became unsettled because of the death of a little 
son, and determined to revenge himself on the mis- 
sionaries. First he stole their possessions and finally 
set their store house on fire. Then he became an 
outlaw, roaming at large and with the soldiers after 
him. The missionaries were under constant strain, 
not knowing when he might set fire to more buildings 
or do them bodily harm. Finally, worn out for lack 
of food and suffering from illness he gave himself up 
to Mr. Gribble, who turned him over to the author- 
ities. 

This experience, along with improper food and over 
work had taken toll of James Gribble's strength. Yet 
en May 31st, his last day of work, he wrote letters, 
and after morning prayer service, gardened, builded, 
reproved, instructed, mended shoes, and read letters. 
That night he was ill, blackwater fever set in, and 
that night, June fourth, he was with the Lord. Truly 
an abundant entrance was given him. 

Even then Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway, Miss Bickel, Miss 
Deeter and Mr. Sheldon, were on their way as rein- 
forcements to the sorrowing mission station. Though 
the pioneer missionary was gone, other hands were 
ready to carry on the work and to fill in the outline 
thpt God had given him so many years before. 

In October of 1925 Miss Deeter was obliged to return 
to America because of her health. The next year Mr. 
Jobson secured his Superior diploma in France and 
v/as permitted to open a school in Africa. This per- 
mission had been long desired by the missionaries. In 
this year the Women's Missionary Society undertook 
the support of this station. And there a marriage 
also occurred, that of Mr. Sheldon and Miss Hattie 
Cope. 

In 1929 Miss Grace Byron arrived in Africa, and 
was placed by the field council at Bassai Station. 

In 1931 St. John's Gospel printed in Karre arrived 
en the African field. 

In 1938 the Central French School was opened on 
this station. 



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Bellevue, A.E.F., Aug. 16. 
Dear Friends: 

The past month has slipped bv very quickly in 
waiting for, preparing for, and getting Bro. and Sister 
Jobson from Bangui when t Vo v 
arrived there. Now they are 
again with us. and we praise the 
Lord for them and for bringing 
them safely again to this land 
where they are so badly needed. 
Our faith is strengthened each 
time a party comes out and we 
are sure that scon the others who 
have waited so long will be com- 
ing too. 

With the return of the Job- 
sons many things which I wrote 
in the last letter have changed. 
Maybe you have heard of our 
favorite sayings here on the 
Mrs. Kirever field: "Things change in the 

Congo." This is what Miss Myers 
said to a new party of missionaries she was accom- 
panying to the field when they found things different 
than they were supposed to be. This was said a long. 
long time ago but is still true; things change and are 
still changing and we change with them — especially 
places! 

On August 11 we left Eozoum to come to Bellevue 
to help with the work here. This was decided upon 
after Bro. Jobson made a visit to all the stations. 

When the folks returned from these visits the'" were 
ready to unpack and get settled. As Mrs. Jobson un- 
packed her household goods I packed mine and in two 
days the change was made. This is the third station 
we were on in less than four years: at least we aren't 
dead yet — dead things don't move! 

The morning we were to leave Bozoum was bright 
and clear after raining all day and night the day be- 
fore. The road was soft but we had no trouble; we 
even crossed the barge without any trouble in spite 
of high water across the road. The bridge had washed 
out and here we were three kilometers from our desti- 
nation — so near and yet so far. At first we thought 
that the water was receeding rapidly, but the longer 
we waited the slower it went down. After eating our 
lunch we decided to send a man to the station for a 
pousse. On it Donna, Anne and I crossed the water. 
Jake and Bro. Jobson waded. Donna and Anne crossed 
first. Then the men came back for me. All went well 
until we were about half way across when one of 
the men got dizzy. Suffice to say I almost got a duck- 
ing. I think it was the running water that turned 
his head. It was three o'clock before we all arrived 
at Bellevue where Miss Bickel and Mrs. Kennedy were 
waiting for us. Thev served us some tea and cake 
which certainly hit the spot. 

In the morning Jake got the truck. During the night 
we had another downpour so it was necessary to un- 
pack right away because some of the baggage got wet 
in spite of the tarp (it's old like most everything else 
in Africa). That's the way it goes here in Africa; 
one never knows what to expect so it's best to be pre- 
pared for anything. 



It is such a blessing to know that in this changing 
world there is one thinf that does not change. That 
is the message which we have come here to give to 
this people, the message of the Lord Jesus and His 
unchanging love. Prav fcr the people that as they 
hear it they will receive it and believe it, and pray for 
us that we may ever be faithful in proclaiming it. 
Ever yours in His blessed service. 



THE NEW YEAR 

Just now, before our eyes is placed 
A page most white and fair. 

And when this year from us has passed 
What shall be written there? 

Upon it, we with eager hand 
Might write a schedule there. 

With joy and leve for every month 
And days most bright and fair. 

'Tis true, we'd write upon this page. 

The words of faith and prayer. 
And deeds of love to those in pain — 

But lo! a voice we hear. 

A hand that's pierced now holds a pen 
Ah, wilt thou trust it there 

Upon this page to write His plan. 
For you this coming year? 

We lift our eyes and now behold 
His face most sweetly fair. 

Because of thorn-prints on His brow 
And a trace of sorrow there. 

" 'Tis better that thou knowest not 

The path that lies before. 
For then I'll lead thee by the hand. 

And thou shalt trust Me more." 

So now, we bow our heads in prayer. 
These words shall be our plea — 

"Oh Holy Master, write for us, 
The plan that pleaseth Thee." 



MISS ALLSHOUSE WRITES 

Word has just come to us from our former office 
secretary. Miss Grace Allshouse, that there is a great 
need for Christian workers on the field at Red Lodge, 
Mont. If you should, feel led of the Lord to step out 
on faith and go into this service, contact Grace Alls- 
house.. % General Delivery, Red Lodge, Mont. Some- 
one with musical talent and ability with children is 
especially needed. Remember this work in prayer, 
particularly that the Lord will send assistance to this 
new field. 



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NOTE: We are sorry that we have not been 
able to print in lull all of the letters which have 
come to us. Our space is so limited and our let- 
ters have Deen "so many" that printing them all 
has been impossible. 



•The East Central W.iVI.C. oranization enjoyed a 
delightful rally with tne Canton W.M.C. as hostess. 
The dinner was served on beautiful white tables in 
the form of a cross. They were decorated with tall, 
wnite, candles in crystal holders. The bases were bur- 
ied in shinning blue cellophane. Pink roses and bou- 
quets 01 chrysantnemums added a final touch of 
beauty. Individual favors consisted of a gilt cross and 
a tiny candle, the base nestled in fringed blue cello- 
phane. Corsages were given to the council having the 
largest delegation and to the ones which came the 
farthest. There were eighty-five women present." 

— Mrs. Charles Gammell. 



Beaver City, Nebr., reports that they have a W.M.C. 
which is remaining faithful in these trying times. 
Tneir president, Mrs. Davis, writes, "Although we have 
lost three of our members in less than six months we 
have gained two. 'two of our members were called 
away to the better world, each leaving small chil- 
dren. We ask your prayers for these little ones." 



Dear Council Members: 

You haven't heard from the Ashland Council lately 
but we have been busy. I guess so busy we didn't 
take time to write in to let others know what we are 
doing. We enjoy reading what other councils are 
doing so much. 

Six of our members attended the East Central Dis- 
trict W.M.C. Rally at Canton on October 16th and 
reported an inspirational time of fellowship and they 
also brought back some new ideas. Surely these 
Rallies are a blessing and the Lord refreshes those 
who are able to attend. 

Our District project is to provide clothing for Donald 
Sheldon; our Council sends a cash offering for this 
purpose each quarter. 

For our work project we are making baptismal 
robes, and we gather clothes for our Mission at Clay- 
hole, Ky., sending a box whenever we have enough. 

We all have enjoyed the Bible study from Dr. Mc- 
clain's Bible Truth's so much. Sister Mayes, our pas- 
tor's wife, is our leader. The Devotional Program in 
the Herald is certainly a help and I believe is used to 
the glory of our Lord in drawing us closer to Him. 
Yours in His Name. 

— Mrs. George Peck. 



Dear Sisters: 

We wish to tell you of the inspiring dedication ser- 
vice held by the Seminary women at their September 
W.M.C. Meeting. 

As the lights were turned out, the sign "White Har- 
vest Fields" flashed before our eves in lighted letters 
across the top of the fireplace in Prof. Kent's home. 
Christmas tree lights had been placed in cardboard 
receptacles with cut out letters. Blue and silver bulbs 
only were used. 

Mrs. Herman Baerg, a candidate for Africa, sang 



softly "White Harvest Fields" as all the girls rose to 
their feet and moved slowly about the room. As they 
passed the lighted sign, they placed their membership 
cards upon tne mantel of the fireplace, realizing anew 
that the harvest iields are truly wnite and the laborers 
are so few. As all bowed in prayer, I'm sure each girl 
desired anew to be a more devoted laborer in the 
Lord's harvest fields. 

Our membership at present includes 31 girls. The 
new officers for the vear are as follows: President, 
Mrs. Harold Mayer; Vice Pres., Dorothy Hay; Treas., 
Mrs. Lawrence Lawlor; Secretary, Mrs. Peter Bury. 

May the Lord richly bless all the W.M.C. effort this 
year. 

Yours in Him. 

— Mrs. Helen Hare. 



PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WRITES 

"We are at war with the forces of evil abroad, but 
this does not relieve us of the responsibility of eternal 
vigilance at home. We have anead of us difficult 
times and a long struggle. We shall need all our spirit- 
ual resources to sustain us in the days to come. 

"There will be times when our way will seem shad- 
owed and dark, when our course 'will be plagued b T ' 
indecision and assailed by doubt. Providentially, there 
is always guidance if one knows where to look. The 
Psalmist said: 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and 
a light unto my path'." 



ARE YOU A FANATIC? 

Because I am in earnest, men call me a fanatic, but 
I am not. Mine are words of truth and soberness. 
I once saw a gravel bank fall in and bury three human 
beings alive. I shouted so loudl" for help that I was 
heard a mile off. Help came, and two of the poor 
sufferers were rescued. No one called me a fanatic 
then. When I see eternal destruction ready to fall 
upon poor sinners, and call loudly to them, to escape, 
snould I be called a fanatic? — Rowland Hill. 



FOR YOUR PUBLISHING HOUSE 

More and more we hear that our churches are en- 
deavoring to send The BRETHREN MISSIONARV 
HERALD magazine to every family in their member- 
ship. The mail today brought a report that two more 
churches are undertaking this plan, namely: West 10th 
Street Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio, Rev. Chas. 
Mayes, pastor, and First Brethren Church of Allen- 
town, Pa., Rev. J. L. Gingrich, pastor. Pastors let's 
have a report from you if your church is 100% in this. 

— Leo Polman, Sec'y of Publications. 



JANUARY 9, 19 4 3 



The §Ut&Utoad 




ajj Moby and Mantka 



PRESIDENT — Loraine Sickel, 6542 Paramount, Long Beach, Californi 

VICE PRESIDENT — Dorothy Wolf, Winona Lake, Indiana. 

GENERAL SECRETARY — Lorraine Dyer, 540 14th Street, S.E., Wash 

Ington, D. C. 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY — Evelyn Fuqua, 2500 E. 113th St., Los 

geles, California. 
TREASURER — Louise Kimmel, Berne, Indiana. 
ASSISTANT TREASURER — Elaine Polman, Box 814, 558 So. Hope St. 

Los Angeles, California. 
LITERATURE SECRETARY — Eloise Christy, R.R. No. . 2, Box 194 

Geneva, Indiana. 
SENIOR PATRONESS — Mrs. Leo Polman, 4007 Tacoma Ave., Fort Wayne 

Indiana. 
JUNIOR PATRONESS — Miss Mabel Donaldson, 4328 Garrison Street, N.W., 

Washington, D. C. 
SENIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material In the Herald. 

2. 50% of membership completing Bible reading: Genesis, Psalms and 
Matthew. 

3. 50% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Ada i Lion of at least one new Sisterhood girl to the society. 

5. Cabinet meetings in fall and spring. 

6. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

7. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by August 10. 

8. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Secre- 
tary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

9. 75% of membership filling dime calendars. Send money to Financial 
Secretary before July 31 for the higher education of missionaries' 
children. 

10. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the general fund, goal number 8, 
should average at least one dollar per member per year. 

JUNIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material in the Herald. 

2. 50% of membership completing Bible reading: Genesis and Matthew. 

3. 50% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Addition of at least one new Sisterhood girl. 

5. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

6. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by August 10. 

7. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Sec- 
retary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

8. One dime calendar filled. Send money to Financial Secretary before 
July 31 for the higher education I of missionaries' children. 

9. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the General Fund, goal number 
7 should average fifty cents per member per year. 



PRAYER BOX 

1. Pray for a closer walk with the Lord in the 
New Year. 

2. Remember all the young people who are away in 
the service of our country and in school preparing 
for Christian service. 

3. Pray for the native pastors' children of South 
America. 



In answer to several questions concerning the merits to be earned by 
both Junior and Senior girls, we are reprinting the points and making a 
few suggestions. We hope every society has adopted this plan. Several 
tell of the interest awakened by this method of checking on things every 
Sisterhood should do without a contest. But it does us good to check 
monthly to see just how much or little we do. 

The point system is as follows: 

Present at meeting — 5 points. 

Bring your Bible — 5 points. 

Bring a visitor — 5 points. 

Visitor becomes a member — 15 points. 

Read 19 chapters of Bible goal — 20 points. 

Take any part in devotional meeting — 15 points. 

Bring an offering — 15 points. 

Each girl can easily earn sixty points each meeting, making 720 points 
for twelve meetings. It takes 700 to earn the Sisterhood pennant. A little 
extra work will earn the five points for bringing a visitor. This visitor 
will count five points for two meetings, then at the third meeting, when 
she will become a member, you will receive fifteen additional points 

To receive credit for taking part in the devotions does not mean that 
you must be the leader. By joining the discussion or taking part in the 
circle prayer you will also receive credit. This is to encourage each one 
to take some part in every meeting. 

One society has offered a reward to the individual earning the most 
points In the local society. This might be a good plan for your group. 

Be sure your secretary or some one especially appointed as Merit Secre- 



^b&aotio+icU ^o-plc lab 

FEBRUARY 

CHRIST THE VICTORY FOR THE 
MOUNTAINEER 

HYMN— "I Am Thine O Lord." 
PRAYER. 

HYMN— "Under His Wings." 
SCRIPTURE READING— Ephesians 2. 
PRAYER CIRCLE. 
SPECIAL NUMBER. 

DEVOTIONAL TOPIC— "Christ the Victor in the Ken- 
tucky Mountains," by Mrs. Sewell Landrum. 
CHORUS—" 'Tis Glorious to be Victorious." 
BUSINESS SESSION. 
BENEDICTION. 



VICTORY FOR 1943 

Over Ignorance. I Tim. 1:12, 13. 
Over Darkness. Col. 1:12, 13. 
Over Suffering. I Pet. 4:12. 13. 
Over Death. I Cor. 15:55-57. 
Over Everything. I Thess. 5:18. 



YOUR NATIONAL OFFICERS 





We're sorry that these pictures were omitted last 
issue — Miss Evelyn Fuqua, Financial Secretary, and 
Miss Louise Kimmel, Treasurer, (right). 



HOW ABOUT IT? 



Have you had your bandage rolling yet? All band- 
ages should be seven yards long, two inches wide, 
flat seams. Roll tightly, and fasten securely. 



IMPORTANT ! ! ! 

Remember that by January 31st the first half of 
your offering should be sent to Evelyn Fuqua, our 
Financial Secretary. If your society wishes to meet 
the honor goal, this offering for the half year should 
be at least fifty cents a member. 



tary has each girl report each month the mei 
The junior girls must read ten chapters e. 

of the year complete Genesis and Matthew. 

plete Genesis, Psalms, and Matthew by read 
If you should miss a meeting, you may 

ing visitors and seeing that they become rr 

you are coming, and if you have any proble 



Th 



rned. 

onth and thus by the end 

senior girls are to com- 

nineteen chapters a month. 

ke up your points by brfng- 

bers. Do let us know how 

in this particular project. 



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Gltiilt the l/lcto* Ut the Kentucky MauntacHl 



The greater part of the world today is striving for 
victory in one way or another, such as power, wealth 
or self glory. God has said. "But seek ye first the 
kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these 
things shall be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. God 
has already given us the victory through our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Perhaps, it would be of interest to tell 
you of one who has gained the victory over tempta- 
tion through Christ. 

A young father wanted victory over the drinking 
habit. He was interested in Christian things, so he 
wanted his children in Sunday School. He also gave 
toward the support of the church, but still he did not 
have victory which comes only through a saving know- 
ledge of Jesus Christ. He asked us to run the bus 
two miles farther up the highway in order that his 
family could come to our services. This request was 
granted but the father stayed home. After a special 
invitation he came to our revival services and accepted 
Christ as his own personal Savior. Satan is always 
ready to attract a young Christian and to get them 
to feel as though they have made a mistake. After 
this young man had gone back to his work in the 
mines, one of his old friends asked him to go with him 
to get a bottle of beer. His answer was, "I do not 
drink any more. I am a Christian now." Only 
through his dependence in the Lord Jesus was he able 
to answer as he did. Every Sunday morning this man 
is in Sunday School and church. He is supplying a 
real need by being part time driver of our Sunday 
School bus. 

Christ not only gives victory over temptation, but 
gives grace and peace which no one else can give in 
the trials and disappointments which some of our 
mountain folks must endure. The Bible says, "Whom 
the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every 
son whom he receiveth" iHeb. 12:6 1. This has been 
clearly demonstrated in the life of a mother I know. 
So many times things are planned and it seems as 
though every thing will work out to an advantage for 
her, but so often she is disappointed Many heart- 
aches have come to her which would crush the aver- 
age person. For her each disappointment is a step- 



ping stone that brings her closer to God. The children 
in the home are being taught daily to read God's 
Word and to pray. They witness daily to others of 
God's saving power. Regardless of the hardships they 
never complain. Truly Christ is the victor in this 
home, making true this promise, "My grace is suffic- 
ient for thee." 

Several years ago, while working in a hospital I 
noticed the victory Christ gives in death. An elderly 
lady said before she was put to sleep for a major 
operation, "I am ready to meet my Savior." A few 
days later she met her Savior. Death to her seemed 
no more than just going to sleep. She died with a 
smile on her face. Christ was with her through the 
valley of the shadow of death. A few hours later we 
stood by the bed of a young man who was entering 
a Christless eternity. Christ had been presented to 
him, but he rejected the plan of Salvation. As he was 
d\ing he presented a picture of horror and despair. I 
have never seen anyone in so much agony. He was 
passing through the valley of death alone. There 
was no victory over death for him. What a contrast! 
The ycung man could have had the sting of death 
removed, but refused. 

Our mountain folk have been deprived of many ad- 
vantages which people in other places have enjoyed. 
Victory through Christ is not limited to earthly ad- 
vantages. 



FLICKERING LIGHTS 



Says Wilson Black, president of the Baptist Union 
in England: "If the Church goes on losing its members 
at the rate at which it has lost them during the past 
ten years, the Church will be extinct in 30 years' time." 
The lights of too many churches are flickering and in 
danger of extinction. What is needed is a new supply 
of the Spirit's oil. Thank God, however, some churches 
still have their lamps trimmed and burning, and the 
light and warmth of their spiritual fire still attracts 
and holds the people. — Ex. 



Recent Views 

From 

VINCO, PA. 

BRETHREN 

CHURCH 




JANUARY 9, 1943 




yy JfU Qlcvdotti Powe* 



By GENE FARRELL of Long Beach, Calif. 



rr 



Here is a subject which the libraries of the world 
could not contain, much less this brief article. As in 
all things which have their origin in God, its depths 
could never be sounded, for His ways are past finding 
out. And yet, because of the miracle of redemptive 
grace, its inscrutable nature need be no barrier in 
making a practical application of it to our lives, for 
we read that Paul prayed that the Colossians might 
be "strengthened with all might, according to his glor- 
ious power" (Col. 1:11), and that the Ephesians might 
know "what is the exceeding greatness of his power to 
us-ward who believe" (Eph. 1:19). Paul approved him- 
self as a minister of Christ, as he said, "by the power 
of God" (11 Cor. 6:4,7), and we are exhorted to "be 
strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might" 
(Eph. 6:10i, to "Fulfill . . . the work of faith with 
power" (11 Thess. 1:11), and to be partakers "of the 
afflictions of the gospel according to the power of 
God" (11 Tim. 1:8). 

Whether we are giving out His word as an evange- 
list, preacher, teacher, or personal worker, we soon 
discover our need to be "strengthened with all might, 
according to his glorious power." If we are to turn 
men "from darkness to light, and from the power of 
Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of 
sins, and inheritance among them which are sancti- 
fied" (Acts 26:18), our gospel must come to them not 
"in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy 
Ghost, and in much assurance" (1 Thess. 1:5). It is 
not enough that men be entertained with clever words 
and "enticing speech," they must be constrained to 
obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. "Excellency 
of speech or of wisdom" will not avail, for "we have 
this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency 
of the power may be of God, and not us" (11 Cor. 
4:7). Yea, as Paul said, our speech and our preaching 
must not be with enticing words of man's wisdom, but 
"in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that 
(their) faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, 
but in the power of God" (1 Cor. 2:4,5). 

From a study of the scriptures we learn that the 
power of God comes : ( 1 ) through the preaching of the 
cross. "For the preaching of the cross is to them 
that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved 
it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18. From a deep, 
experimental knowledge, Paul knew where the energy 
of God was, and he set himself to preach Christ cru- 
cified. By the sheer power of his personality he might 
have drawn thousands to himself, but he knew that 
by so doing the cross of Christ would have been made 
"of none effect" to his hearers. Many men would have 
praised him for his eloquence, but no one would have 
praised God for deliverance from sin. Many would 
have been influenced to follow in his steps, but no 
one would have been regenerated whereby they might 
walk in the steps of the Master. It must have given 
Paul great satisfaction to be able to say: "And I, 
brethren, when I came to you, came not with excel- 
lency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the 
testimony of God. For I determined not to know any- 



thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified' 
(1 Cor. 2:1,2). 

(2) Through the sacrifice of worldly ambition, posi- 
tion and gain. "But what things were gain to me. 
those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I 
count all things but loss . . . that I may know him, and 
the power of his recurrection" (Phil. 3:7,8,10). If we 
would know the power of his resurrection, the glorious 
power which God "wrought in Christ, when he raised 
him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand 
in the heavenly places," We must do all things for the 
glory of God. "And whatsoever ye do in word or 
deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Col. 3:17). 
This does not mean that a man must necessarily give 
up his calling, or a wealthy man his riches, but that 
he must set his "affection on things above," knowing 
that he is dead and his life is "hid with Christ in God" 
(Col.3:2,3). 

Our Lord, through death, destroyed "him that had 
the power of death," (Heb. 2:14) and we read that the 
Lamb was worthy to receive power because He had 
been slain (Rev. 5:12). And the children of God are 
no exception. Power comes to us only as we are iden- 
tified daily with the death of our Lord — when we seek 
not our own, but the things which are Jesus Christ's. 

(3) Through a right attitude toward infirmity, per- 
secution, etc. Having heard the Lord sav: "My grace is 
sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect 
in weakness," (11 Cor. 12:9) Paul could triumphantly 
exclaim, "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in 
my infirmities, that the power of Christ might rest 
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in 
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses 
for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I 
strong" (11 Cor. 12:9,10). 

We must adopt Paul's "most gladly therefore," and 
"I take pleasure in" attitude if the power of Christ 
is to rest upon us. God graciously leads His child 
into circumstances which press him "out of measure" 
and "above strength," so that he may feel the pressure 
of His hand, so that His child may not trust in him- 
self but "in God which raiseth the dead" (11 Cor. 
1:9); and that he may be a "partaker of the afflic- 
tions of the gospel according to the power of God" 
(11 Tim. 1:8). 

(4) Through asking. "And when Simon saw that 
through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy 
Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying, Give 
me also this power . . . But Peter said unto him, Thy 
money perish with thee, because thou hast thought 
that the gift of God may be purchased with money" 
(Acts 8:18-20). The power of God cannot be received 
through personal merit. It cannot come through 
agonizing prayer. It cannot be given to those who 
seek power in the hand, so that they may have a 
successful ministry, or a testimony which is more 
spiritual than other Christians. It is not emotional 
power that we should seek, but an implicit faith in 
the factual power of the Spirit of God: "Not by might 
nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts" 
(Zech. 4:6); and the Spirit of God can only be given 
to those who, on the basis of the atonement, ask for 
Him. "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good 
gifts unto your children: how much more shall your 
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask 
him"? (Luke 11:13). "Ye have not, because ye ask not. 
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye 
may consume it upon your lusts" (James 4:2,3). "Ask, 



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and it shall be given you . . . For every one that asketh 
receiveth" (Matt. 7:7,8). 

(5 1 Through a deep prayer life. "Tarry ye ... . 
until ye be endued with power from on high" (Luke 
24:49i. It is not, of course, that we need to tarry for 
the promise of the Holy Spirit, as did the apostles, but 
that we need to spend much time alone with God that 
we may realize the Holy Spirit's power, and the things 
in our lives which are impeding His working. The Holy 
Suirit is resident in every believer, but, as another has 
said. He is not president in every believer. If we would 
have the power of God which convicts men of sin, of 
righteousness, and of judgment, we must make Him 
the presiding One as well as the residing One. This 
can best be brought about by a deep prayer life, for 
it is in the hours when we are shut away with God 
that we discover those areas of self which shut Him 
out and prohibit His working. 

"Great power" was manifested in the early Church 
(Acts 4:33), and they gave themselves "continually in 
prayer" (Acts 6:4). The words of Jesus were with 
power, and it is recorded of Him that He spent whole 
nights in prayer. The signs of an apostle were 
wrought in Paul, "in all patience, in signs, and won- 
ders, and mighty deeds," ill Cor. 12: 12 ) and he ex- 
horted the brethren to "pray without ceasing" 1 1 Thess- 
5:17i. The gospel "is the power of God" (Rem. 1:16) 
but it is the daily communion with His Word that 
fills our hearts and minds and lips with that gospel. 
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their 
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; 
they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, 
and not faint" (Isa. 40:31). 

Jesus said to the Sadducees, "Ye do err. not know- 
ing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (Matt. 22: 
29 1 . He would very likely speak similar words to many 
of us were He on earth today. We pride ourselves 
in our orthodoxy and sound doctrine, and this is good, 
for true Christianity must have soil and root, but with 
all the contempt that is manifest in the world of to- 
day for theology, there is great danger of our swing- 
ing to the other extreme. By this we mean the prac- 
tice which exalts doctrine above the Christ who gave 
the doctrine, or a truth of the Word above Him who 
is the way, the truth, and the life, causes our testi- 
mony to become cold and metallic, rather than warm 
and sympathetic. 

It is well known to many of us that the cult de- 
votees often manifest more virtue and power in their 
lives than do some Christians, because they make 
more of the natural virtues than we do of the power 
of God. Many of us, because we do not take heed 
how we build upon the foundation which is Christ 
(1 Cor. 3:10,11), will see our works, as wood, hay, and 
stubble, burned in the fire at the judgment seat of 
Christ. 

Let us, therefore, be careful that we speak not "in 
word only, but also in power," d Thess. 1:5) "for the 
kingdom of God is not in word, but in power" (1 Cor. 
4:20). Let us lay hold of this glorious power, which 
will strengthen us with all might and equip us for the 
great and grave responsibilities which confront us as 
we witness for Him. 



... THINK IT OVER 



One soul is worth more 
than this whole material 
universe in God's sight. 
How much is a soul worth 
in your sight? 




PERHAPS MANY IN THE WORLD WHO CELEBRATED 
THE "NEW YEAR IN" HAD LIKE EXPERIENCE! 

I had twelve bottles of whiskey in my cellar and my 
wife told me to empty the contents of every bottle 
down the sink or else — . So I proceeded with the un- 
pleasant task. 

I withdrew the cork from the first bottle and poured 
the contents down the sink, with the exception of one 
glass, which I drank. I extracted the cork from the 
second bottle and did likewise with the exception of 
one glass, which I drank. 

I pulled the cork from the fourth sink and poured 
the bottle down the glass, which I drank. I pulled the 
bottle from the cork of the next and drank one sink 
out of it and threw the rest down the glass. I pulled 
the sink out of the next glass and poured the cork 
from the bottle. Then I corked the sink with the glass, 
bottled the drink, and drank the pour. 

When I had everything emptied I steadied the house 
with one hand, counted the bottles, ccrks, glasses, and 
sink with the other, which were twentynine, and as the 
house came by I counted them again and finally had 
all the houses and bottles and corks and glasses and 
sinks counted except one house, which I drank. — Peg 
and Fern. 



TITHE YOUR TIRES AND GAS 

"You perhaps are worrying about that automobile 
of yours, and wondering how you are going to get to 
church. The problem is not a difficult one. 

"Go to your automobile dealer and ask him to give 
you a conservative estimate of the mileage in your 
tires, then reserve a minimum of one-tenth of that 
mileage for the Lord. If you have ten thousand miles 
left in your tires, you will, of course, have one thou- 
sand miles for traveling to and from your church ser- 
vices. It is the same principle as tithing your money. 

"By giving the Lord one-tenth of your estimated 
mileage, you will very probably discover that the auto- 
mobile man underestimated your tire service, and the 
tire situation will be cleared up long before your pres- 
ent tires are worn out." 

Do likewise with your gasoline and we will see you 
at church. — Ex. 

£e& Stait 1943 Rifld! 



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JANUARY 9, 1943 



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WASHINGTON, D. C. 




It has been a long time since we have sent in any 
news from Washington, D. C. Because of this, we wiil 
begin our news report with some of the events of last 
spring. 

In April we had a very unique service in which we 
gave public expression to our appreciation of 33 years 
of faithful service as superintendent of the Bible School 
to Brother H. Clay Dooley. Under his excellent leader- 
ship the Bible School had grown to an enrollment of 
500 members. Brother Dooley was forced to resign his 
duties as superintendent this year because of his posi- 
tion at the local Navy Yard, which requires much more 
of his time since the outbreak of the war. However, 
Brother Dooley is continuing his other responsibilities 
at the church, which are many. Brother Richard 
Saunders was elected as the new superintendent, and 
has already proven himself a capable successor. 

During last May we were privileged to have with us 
for a week's Bible Conference, Dr. J. H. Cohn of the 
American Board of Missions to the Jews. His stirring 
appeals for the evangelization of the Jews were heeded, 
and later on the congregation voted to receive a special 
offering for this work on the first Sunday of every 
quarter. 

Another highlight in the year's activities here was 
the visit of Brother Homer A. Kent, the former pastor 
of this congregation. Brother Kent spent two days 
with us last summer, and his fine messages were great- 
ly appreciated by large crowds. 

During the month of October we had two weeks of 
special evangelistic services with Rev. Walter Mac- 
Donald. The services were attended by many visitors, 
and the congregation received a great blessing. As a 
result there were 30 decisions for Christ, half of which 
were first time confessions of Christ as Saviour and 
Lord. The others were reconsecrations. Besides these 
there were reconsecrations of 22 teachers and officers 
of the Bible School. Considering the stress of times, 
we had a good meeting. 



At the present time we are looking earnestly for 
the coming of our Lord and Saviour. His coming cer- 
tainly must be near. In the meantime we are trying 
to raise the largest Home Mission offering in our his- 
tory and at the same time give our liberal support to 
Grace Seminary. 

This church has its problems, pretty much like other 
congregations. We are struggling to overcome the 
transportation problem, which is a formidable one 
hore in the District of Columbia. So many of our peo- 
ple live long distances from the church. However, we 
have reason to praise the Lord for the faithfulness of 
our people who are making great sacrifices to get to 
the services. 

One of the great blessings which has come to this 
congregation in recent years is the consecration of 
four young men to the preaching of the gospel. One 
of them has just finished his college work and will 
be entering Grace Seminary in January. Two others 
will be beginning their college work next fall, the 
Lord willing. The fourth is still in high school. A 
fifth, who is now leaving for the army, also conse- 
crated his life to full time service a few months ago. 
All of these are fine consecrated young men, and 
they are but a sample of the great grov" of young- 
people which the Lord has given us. No church ever 
has them better, we believe. 

The writer recently had the privilege of assisting in 
a two week's meeting at Martinsburg, Pa. It was our 
first trip to the "Cove" and will never be forgotten. 
Brother Robert Miller is the beloved young pastor of 
the church there, and it was a real joy to work with 
him. The services were well attended and much in- 
terest in the gospel was manifested. However, we have 
never seen a community as well "churched" as this 
one. The Martinsburg congregation has many fine 
people who love the Lord, and under the faithful 
leadership of their pastor, the work will grow. Our 
home while there was with Brother and Sister J. E. 
Dilling, and we honestly felt "right at home" with 
these good people. 

As we approach the New Year, we do so with con- 
fidence, for, "If God be with us, who can be against 
us?" 

— Bernard N. Schneider. 



"GOOD NEWS" SERVICES 

With Rev. Bernard N. Schneider, pastor of our 
Brethren church at Washington, D. C, as our evangel- 
ist, the First Brethren Church of Martinsburg, Pa., 
has just experienced one of the most unusual and best 
attended series of evangelistic meetings in her his- 
tory. Unusual we say because more unsaved strangers 
came into the church than ever before. Best attended 
because on the last night of the services some had to 
stand the entire time. The community heard more 
gospel night after night, presented plainly and clearly 
in Bro. Schneiders' unique way, and talked more gospel 
day after day, than it has for many a long day. The 
town has many churches for its size. Almost every- 
one seems to be a church member, but the matter of 
public confession of Christ as Lord and personal Savior 
has been neglected so long that it has become a real 
issue. Many are finding out for the first time that the 
Lord demands in His word a "Confess Me before men." 
The future will reveal more results than the three 
precious souls who accepted Christ for the first time. 
However, these are worth the meeting. Two are hus- 



God has revealed that All who are IN CHRIST 
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band and wife, parents of four fine children. What 
a change has been wrought in their home life already. 
The third is a fine young lady who had been puzzled 
for weeks concerning the public confession of Christ. 
She is now perfectly satisfied and has peace in her 
heart since making her definite decision to live out 
and out for Jesus Christ. With her husband she is 
coming faithfully to be fed on the Bread of Life. 

Too much cannot be said concerning the way in 
which Bro. Schneider presents the Word of God so 
faithfully and in a way that makes people come night 
after night. His testimony is powerful in the Lord. 
Into the homes we went each day and how the Lord 
did bless the witness. Bro. Schneider is a tireless 
soul- winner knowing just how to reach deep down 
into the human heart with a real gospel. We thank 
the Brethren at Washington for being so kind in let- 
ting us have their pastor for two grand and glorious 
weeks. Martinsburg will not soon forget these ser- 
vices. May God's work go forward is our prayer. 

Our goal for Home Missions this year is $400. By 
God's grace we will reach it. We are also looking for- 
ward to Jewish Missions Day, the first Sunday in the 
new year with Daniel Fuchs as our speaker from the 
American Board of Missions to the Jews. We have 
already planned for a Pre-Easter Bible Conference 
with Professor Herman Hoyt of Grace Seminary. 
Brethren, pray for us that God's Word shall go forth 
in mighty power for days are shortening, clouds are 
lowering, the coming of the Lord is near! 

— Robert E. Miller, Pastor 



TWO WEEKS AT SHARPSVILLE 

The Grace Brethren Church extended an invitation 
to conduct a two weeks' Evangelistic Campaign from 
Nov. 30 to Dec. 13. 

Sharpsville is a small community of a few hundred 
people with two churches, one of which is our Grace 
Brethren Church, where Rev. Vern Stuber is pastor. 
Beginning without one "Brethren" in the community 
and with an abandoned brick building, this little group 
of Brethren bought and redecorated the building with 
many improvements in less than three years. 

Brother Stuber, just recently ordained, has been 
making a real personal sacrifice in the organizing and 
care for his little flock. 

At no time were there great crowds in the services 
but considering the local working conditions and zero 
v/eather most of the time we were not discouraged. 

Sharpsville needs to hear the gospel. Visiting in the 
homes of the community revealed the fact that many 
have not heard it. We believe it will take time to 
gain the confidence of the people but already some 
are noticing the difference between our testimony and 
that which is so often times pawned off as the gospel. 

The evengelist and pastor were graciously enter- 
tained in the William Campbell and Paul Adams' 
homes. May the Lord continue to bless the efforts of 
Brother Stuber as he seeks to minister to a congrega- 
tion about 25 miles from his home. This distance calls 
for added sacrifice on the part of the pastor, but he 
is willing with the help of the Lord and the prayers 
of His people to carry on. 

— Wm. H. Schaffer, Evangelist. 



ONE YEAR AT BETHEL 

Ever since early in our college days we have heard 
much about the Bethel Brethren Church near Berne, 
Indiana. It was never our privilege to visit this church 
for a service until the funeral of the pastor, our be- 
loved Brother in the Lord, Rev. John Parr. Brother 



Parr had been the faithful pastor for about nineteen 
years and this church stands as a monument to his 
faithfulness in preaching the Word. Even then we 
never imagined that we would be called as the next 
pastor, but we were and we accepted. 

After an almost 12-year pastorate in the Conemaugh, 
Pennsylvania, Brethren Church, it was not easy to 
pack up and move 375 miles west and begin all over. 
The Lord had blessed us while serving in Conemaugh. 
About 250 members had been received and the financ- 
ial situation had never been any better. We had 
gained many friends in the Church and community. 
While there two children were born into our home. 
It was but a few miles to Mrs. Schaffer's home and 
now to think of moving away, but the call came unso- 
licited and we took it to be of the Lord. We arrived 
in time to celebrate the Christmas of 1941. The house 
the church had rented for us was completely furnished 
with our own goods which had arrived a week or so 
before us. Even the pantry shelves were loaded. 

A whole year has now passed and as we think back 
we are convinced more than ever it was the will of 
the Lord for us to come. The Bethel Church is not 
on a city street corner with hundreds of people within 
walking distance. It is located right out in the open 
country on a side road seven miles from the town of 
Berne where the pastor lives, but just because we are 
a country church is no reason to feel discouraged. 
The membership does not mount up into the hundreds 
but a more loyal congregation is hard to find any- 
where. It is a rare occasion when anyone leaves be- 
fore the preaching service in the morning or after 
the Christian Endeavor hour in the evening. Very sel- 
dom does the Wednesday night prayer meeting at- 
tendance fall below sixty. 

In one year we have witnessed the giving of over 
$2000.00 for Foreign Missions, more than $2700.00 to 
the Home Missions Council and substantial gifts to 
District Missions, Grace Theological Seminary (nearly 
$100 already in) and Jewish Missions. Every family 
in the Church receives the Brethren Missionary 
Herald. 

We have had three Bible Conferences and one For- 
eign Missionary. Bible Conference speakers included 
Rev. H. B. Centz and Rev. Elias Zimmerman, repre- 
senting Jewish Missions; Dr. V. C. Kelford and Dr. 
L. S. Bauman on Christian living and Prophecy; and 
Rev. Orville D. Jobson, a missionary to French Equa- 
torial Africa. Sixteen new members have been re- 
ceived and fifty members presented themselves for 
rededication. Three young people of this number pre- 
sented themselves for full time service as the Lord may 
lead. One young man is already in Bob Jones College. 
He is being financially assisted by the men of the 
church. Two young women presented themselves at 
the last preaching service in 1942 for full time service. 
One signified the Lord has called her for missionary 
service. The other desires more education in prepar- 
ation for the Lord's work. Besides these, there are 
two young men from families in the church who ar<= 
seniors at Bob Jones College. Their applications have 



HOW ODD OF GOD! 

The following appeared in a Jewish magazine: 

How odd 
Of God 
To choose 
The Jews! 

But still more odd 
Of men to choose 
The Jewish God 
Yet spurn the Jews." 



J ANUARY 9, 1943 



been received by Grace Seminary. A young couple who 
had just been married in the church on Christmas 
morning presented themselves at the above mentioned 
service for dedication as husband and wife and asked 
the Lord's blessing on their new relationship and 
home. They were the first couple to be married in 
this church in its history of 52 years. Another young 
man also presented himself in rededication at the same 
time. These are some of the things that bring joy and 
challenge to a congregation. 

Although our membership is scattered for miles over 
the country side yet we have a very active Women's 
Missionary Council, two Sisterhoods, a Brotherhood 
of about 25 boys and three Christian Endeavor Socie- 
ties. 

We realize that in all of this we must be humble 
if we are to continue to receive the blessings of the 
Lord and be useful to Him. We seek to give Him all 
the credit for without Him we could do nothing. Yes, 
we have our trials and temptations too, but we find 



through much prayer and application of the Word the 
Lord gives the victory. As yet, very few of our boys 
have been called into the service of our country. We 
pray that those who are called will be real missionaries 
of the cross either at home or on foreign soil. It is 
an unusual thing for our government to pay the room, 
board and transportation of missionaries of the cross 
to the four corners of the earth. Would that every 
young man from every Brethren church, who is called 
into service, consider this his God-given opportunity 
to be a missionary! Occasionally we hear of some 
who are giving a real testimony for their Lord. 

Cottage prayer meetings are now being held simul- 
taneously in three parts of the country where most 
of our members live. This is in preparation for our 
coming Revival with Rev. L. L. Grubb, pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Maryland, The 
dates are January 12-24. May we have an interest in 
your prayer life? 

— Wm. H. Schaffer, Pastor. 



WHY SOME 
CHURCHES 
SUCCEED! 

By LEO POLMAN 




A morning Unified Se 



The writer has often heard pastors as well as lay- 
men make the remark something like this, "that West 
10th Street church at Ashland, Ohio, where Charlie 
Mayes is pastor, has sure gone to town, hasn't it?" 
We are always glad to affirm such a statement. Some- 
how, as we read the bulletins that come to our desk, 
we have no difficulty in knowing why that up and 
going church is "going to town." Here's a church 
that is not allowing the "rationing" situation to stop 
any of its endeavors for Christ. We checked over six 
bulletins and here's what we found to be the regular 
activities for the past six weeks at this church. The 
following program was for the week of December 13th, 
which by the way was not the fullest program by any 
means, for the week just previous, this church had 
Professor Hoyt as a Bible Conference speaker for five 
services. 

Sunday 

9:40 Instrumental Prelude followed Morning Worship. 

Message by Prof Herman Hoyt of Grace Theological 
Seminary "The Normal Experience of Every Genuine 
Believer." 

9:45 Primary Church in East Building. 

Bible classes follow morning worship services im- 
mediately as a part of the unified service. 

2:00 Jail Team goes to County Jail. Tom Younkin, 
leader. 

2:30 Young people hold services at McFadden Rest 
Home. 

6:45 C. E. Prayer meetings. 

7:00 C. E. Societies meet. 

7:45 Message by Prof. Hoyt. "What Will the Second 
Coming of Christ Mean to Believers?" 



Monday 

8:00 Men's Bible Discussion groups. Home of Earl 
McQuate, Myers Ave. 

Home of Forrest Shriner, 517 W. Main St. 

8:00 Girls' Prayer Meeting. 

8:00 Young Men's Fisherman's Club. 

8:00 Bible Class in County Jail, Tom Younkin, leader. 

Tuesday 

7:45 Class in the Bible Doctrine of Salvation from 
start to finish. 

8:30 Class in the Book of Romans. 

Wednesday 

7:45 Mid-week prayer and fellowship in the gospel. 
For everybody. 

Saturday 

8:00 Intercessory prayer meeting at the church. 



REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 

Average Attendance 

Unified morning service — 252 

Evening Worship ._.. 162 

Mid Week Prayer meeting 61 

C. E. Societies - — - 63 

Income for month _.... -$989.48 



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A continued story for our boys and girls by Miss Mary Emmert, Missionary in Africa. 



PONDO'S EYES ARE OPENED 



SYNOPSIS 

Pondo began his training in the mission school. 
There he learned how to read and write, and also 
that sickness was not caused by evil spirits, but 
from uncleanliness. But most important of all, he 
learned about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Pondo 
told his father that he had taken the white man's 
"affair," but from his attitude we know that he 
did not yet know what Christianity was all about. 



Several years had passed since Pondo had first 
started to school. His class of 75 had dwindled down 
to six, for few had the persistence to stick to the long 
hard "road" of learning. The black boys were unac- 
customed to discipline or to any control whatever. 
Mojt of them preferred the wild free life of the plains 
and the valleys over which they had roamed at will 
from little up. Some way. Pondo had stuck to the 
school through the thick and the thin of the class- 
room routine. 

New classes had been added yearly with better and 
better results, as the idea began to take. Now Pondo 
and his class were being honorably dismissed to make 
room for still another class. 

"You have all accepted the Lord as your Savior," the 
teacher told them. "I trust now that you understand 
better what that means than you did at first. If you 
have really been born again, then you will not follow 
the old road of sin. You will not want to serve the 
devil, but the Lord. How many of you have thought 
over what I have told vou, and wish to serve Him as 
you go back to your villages?" 

They all raised their hands, for they all had good 
intentions. Pondo, among the others, really meant to 
go as a native teacher and evangelist to his uncle's 
village. But he must see about getting married first. 
The way his tribe had always done it, he would have 
had only to pay down several goats, then he would be 
free to claim his bride without further ceremony. But 
now that he was a Christian, the church said that he 
must pay the entire dowry, and then he could have a 
church ceremony. Then, too. they said that the girl 
must be a Christian, for believers must not be un- 
equally yoked with unbelievers. 

"Why do you not take one of the school girls?" 
asked his father, for the newer classes had a few girls 
in them. 

"No, I want no one but Zonggo," maintained Pondo. 
"I shall tell her to become a Christian, as I am." 

So Zonggo was brought to the mission and put in 
charge of a Christian family where she worked for 
her board. She understood very little about the new 
religion, but she tried hard to learn. When the invi- 
tation was given she went forward, and was placed in 
a special class for converts where she received daily 
instruction. 

In the meantime Pondo asked for work at the mis- 
sion in order to make some money with which to pay 
his dowry. His father-in-law had decided to ask white 
man's money, instead of the old iron money, and now 
that he must collect it all at one time in order to get 
married, he wanted work. One of his schoolmates 



had asked for one of his twin sisters as his wife, and 
an old man who already had many wives had asked 
for the other. But they, too, had little ready cash 
to put down. 

"I am afraid that you will get the desire for money," 
said Mr. Hope, "and then vou will not be content to 
go to your village to preach the gospel." 

"Oh, no, as soon as I get married, I shall go," prom- 
ised Pondo. 

But by the time Pondo had been married for some 
months, it became evident that his wife would not 
be a good evangelist's wife. Pondo had given up 
poing to the dances, but Zonggo was used to a great 
deal of gaiety, and would often slip away to the dance. 
There she made friends with the wrong kind of people 
and was led astray. 

Pondo was very much disappointed, and they had 
many a bitter auarrel. He tried reasoning with her, 
he prayed with her, and when his temper got the best 
of him, he even whipped her. For this latter he was 
admonished by the missionary. 

"You, white people, do not understand the black 
women," Pondo said. "She will not listen to anything 
but force. If she runs away again, I shall let her go 
I am tired running after her and bringing her back." 

"Don't say that." counselled Mr. Hope. "Remember 
you took her for better or worse for your whole life. 
The trouble is that her heart is not changed. Pray 
for her conversion, and try to win her by love. You 
can never force anyone to be good." 

Pondo wanted to follow the advice, but Zonggo tried 
his patience severely. She spent most of her time 
gadding in the village, instead of preparing his meals 
and working in her garden, as a respectable woman 
should. 

About this time Pondo had an experience that made 
a preat difference in his life. He was taken desper- 
ately sick with the gripne. which turned into pneu- 
monia overnight. Thev took him to the mission hos- 
pital where he was nursed faithfully. He became 
weaker and weaker. Just when he was feeling the 
worst, Koly came to see him, bringing with him some 
of the witch doctor's medicine. It was only the bulb 
of a certain wild lilv. which he wanted to put under 
Pondo's bed. At first the sick man refused, but he 




Typical Beginners' Class 



JANUARY 9, 19 4 3 



was too sick to argue much, and finally yielded to his 
father's plea that it would not hurt to try both kinds 
of medicine, the white man's and the black man's. 

That night the crisis came, and his temperature 
dropped so low that he thought he was going to die. 
"You'll die in this place," his relatives told him the 
next morning when they saw how bad he was. "Let 
us take you out of here. We will take you out in the 
bush to Gafo, and he will cure you." Koly had for- 
gotten the old grudge he had against the sorcerer, 
dating back to the time when his wife had died. 
Pondo finally consented, and helped to plan the get- 
away, for he was afraid that his missionary friends 
would stop him. So that evening after dark his rela- 
tives came after him and carried him away in a na- 
tive hammock, which was really a fish net slung on 
a pole carried by two men. 

Gafo immediately talked about evil spirits, and said 
he could drive them out by putting medicine in Pon- 
do's eyes. He put in such strong red pepper .iuice 
that his victim screamed for mercy. Needless to say, 
he did not become better from this treatment, nor 
the many others, tried by Gafo and paid for by his 
father. 

Back at the station they were praying for the de- 
luded sick man, that he might be brought back to 
his senses and to his Lord. And the Lord heard their 
petitions, and spoke to the wandering sheep. "Where 
will you go if you die now?" He asked him. The ques- 
tion went home to his heart, and right there he gave 
himself in a new way to the One Who had died for 
him. Then he sent for the missionary to come for 
him. His friends did not fail him in this crisis, but 
took him back to the station where he was nursed 
back to health. 

"I want to live for Jesus from now on," he testified 
in the weekly prayer meeting. "But be sure and pray 
for my wife, as it is very difficult to live with her." 

(To be continued) 



THE VOICE OF PROPHECY 

This radio program is a Seventh Day Adventist pro- 
duction. They teach that if you keep Sunday as the 
Lord's day you have the mark of the beast. They 
teach you must keep the seventh day to be saved. Do 
not be swindled by this program which is sent forth 
to deceive Bible believing Protestants who are not 
quite certain as to what they believe. 



It is better to say, "This one thing I do," than to 
says, "these forty things I dabble in." 



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to some who are concerned with this matter. This 
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TEACHER'S COVENANT 

1 Realizing my own weakness, but trusting in the 
power of the Lord Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit. 
I accept the call of the church to teach in the Bible 
school as the will of God for me : and I hereby cove- 
nant to perform jaithfully the duties of a teacher 
during this school year, as follows: 

a. I will make careful preparation of the lesson 
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b If prevented from being present, I will notify 
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opportunity, to encourage in the Christian life those 
who are saved and to win the unsaved to Christ I 
will urge them to attend the regular services of the 
church and will set before them a personal xample. 

d I will make it a rule if possible to attend the 
regular meetings of my department and the teachers 
meetings. 

e. I will constantly endeavor to improve my effect- 
iveness as a teacher. 

f I will at all times endeavor to live a consistent 
Christian life, separated from the world, abstaining 
from any and all forms of liquor and tobacco, in order 
that I may be a "vessel unto honor, sanctified and 
meet for the Master's use." 

2 Recognizing the high importance of sound doc- 
trine in the Bible school, I affirm my belief in the 
doctrines of the Word as stated in the Message of the 
Brethren Ministry, and agree to teach nothing con- 
trary to these doctrines and ordinances. 

ABOUT THE TEACHER'S COVENANT 

This was worked out and discussed fully at a number 
of teachers' meetings several months ago. It was 
unanimously agreed upon as being absolutely reason- 
able Now we are expecting our teachers to take it 
seriously. Certainly no person would feel himself even 
capable of teaching the Word of God who would be un- 
willing to meet the standards of life here set. It is 
far more honorable to drop out of the place of teach- 
ing others than to drag the sins of the world and flesh 
into a place of prominence. 

Don Couch, Bible School 9upt. 

Chas.'W. Mayes, pastor. 



The best way to get even is to forget! 



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THE BRETHREN MISSI' 



WILL YOU BE THERE? 

Bodies from earth! Souls from hell! Reunited! 
Men and women, young men and young women, boys 
and girls — hundreds of them, thousands of them, mil- 
lions of them — suddenly raised from the dead and 
brought to the skies to stand before God! 

In a word, God will summon all the wicked dead to 
final judgment. The sea will give up its dead; earth 
will give up its dead; graves will be emptied; and the 
dust and ashes of all unbelievers will be raised and 
embodied once more with the soul which has been in 
hell. 

In open space a Great White Throne will be set up 
and before this throne the dead will stand — and God, 
the Just and Holy One, will judge in righteousness. 

The doom of each one appearing before his throne 
is SEALED. There will be no hope there, and as each 
one passes before God and receives the judgment he 
will have no complaint to make — his mouth will be 
stopped and he will be guilty before God. 

Three books will be there, and from these books 
judgment will be pronounced. The record book of 
each life will be opened — to show the unbelieving heart 
that would not listen to God. The Bible will be opened 
— to show that God had made provision for each one 
to be saved bv trusting in the sacrificial death of 
His Son. The Book of Life will be opened (which con- 
tains the names of each one who has trusted in the 



Lord Jesus Christ) — to prove that the na"m<~. 
being judged are not found there. 

Then those dead, small and great will be cast from""* 
the presence of God — to be tormented forever and 
ever in the lake of fire. The account of this great 
white throne is found in the Word of God, Revelation 
20:11-15. 

Will YOU be there? 

You need not be there! God, in His great mercy, has 
made provision for the putting away of your sins. He 
saw the great need of His creatures, and sent His Son, 
the Lord Jesus Christ, into this world. Nearly 2,000 
years ago at Calvary's Cross. God JUDGED His Son 
FOR YOU and FOR ME. 

"He was wounded for our transgressions. He was 
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our 
peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are 
healed. All ye like sheep have gone astray; we have 
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath 
laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:5,6.) 

Jesus says in John 5:25: "Verily, verily, I say unto 
you he that heareth Mv Word and believeth on Him 
that sent Me, hath everlasting life. AND SHALL NOT 
COME INTO JUDGMENT. . . " 

By simple faith take God at His Word, believe on 
His Son, and you will be saved. 

If you reject Him, or even go on neglecting Him, 
you will be there — at the great white throne. 

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^y §G,t Wsi'l&tl'G lltGll S<lt rr By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 




How anyone can read the reliable 
reports coming from Europe regarding 
the Jewish tragedy on that continent 
and not have a broken heart for this 
sad people is a mystery. Driven from 
homes and businesses which they 
have been generations in building, 
thousands of refined and cultured 
Jews and Jewesses are being forced 
out into bitter winter weather with 
almost no clothing. Both men and 
women are being herded into ghettos 
and concentration camps where they 
die of disease and exposure like flies. 

Men are forced to dig their own 
graves, then are tortured to death 
and thrown in. Young Jewesses ^- r 
the thousands are shipped to Ger- 
many for use in brothels. The young 
men are moved to defense plants to 
slave under indescribable cruelty to 
make war equipment. In Poland alone 
8,000 die of starvation daily and are 
buried like dogs. Hitler boasts, and 
not without reason, that no Jews will 
remain in Europe after 1943. What 
words are more fitting of Israel's sad 
state than those of Jeremiah? 

"Is it nothing to you, all ye that 
pass by? behold and see if there 
be any sorrow like unto my sor- 
row, which is done unto me ..." 
(Lamentations 1:12). 

And it makes no difference whether 
or not the Jew be a Christian, he is 
tortured .iust the same. But the pity 
of it is that so few of them know the 
comfort of Christ in their sufferings. 

We need to do as Ezekiel did when 
he visited the Jews by the river Che- 
bar in their miseries in captivity. 
Said he, I sat where they sat and re- 
mained there among them astonished 
7 days." (Ez. 3:15.) 

What a change it would bring to 
the hearts of all of us if we could but 
sit where Israel sits today in their 
agonies, and their dying. What a 
drive it would put into our hearts to 
take Christ to them. It would move 
us to reach the Jews of America as 
never before, ere they too must face 
the tortures of this living hell of hate. 
Personally, I would rather be a friend 
to Israel today than to be the king of England. I would rather hold out the hand of love and salvation to Israel 
than to hold the sceptre of all Europe. My heart rejoices in the way Brethren hearts are loving Israel and 
sacrificing to send the gospel to them. He that keepeth Israel, "Neither slumbers nor sleeps" and He will re- 
member those who befriend His chosen people in their days of suffering. 

I will bless then that bless thee" is His promise. (Gen. 12:3. 1 Let us pray earnestly for our Jewish 
missionaries f. at they shall fly like evangels to unsaved Israel in 1943. Amen. 



•UNDER TERRORIST RULE" 



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JANUARY 16, 1943 



A&uMA, the Nation 



Have You Made Your Will?— 

Ten days ago we appeared in court to testify in be- 
half of the purposes to which Brother Wm. Johanson, 
(who died in 1941), left his estate. There was no 
brother among us more fixed in his love and devotion 
to the faith and mission works of the Brethren 
Churches. There was no doubt about his ideas, no un- 
certainty about where he stood on matters of faith and 
principle, nor with what group of Brethren he chose 
to align himself. 

But like many other good and well-meaning Breth- 
ren who have gone to be with the Lord during recent 
years, when it came to making his will to dispose of 
his property, the fruit of his life labors, there was an 
oversight. He had fondly dreamed of how he would 
prosper the cause of missions with his gifts, and had 
told us about his plans. However, when he drew un 
his will in 1938 he was not careful to use the legal 
name of the Board which was to be his main bene- 
ficiary. The result was that a situation was created 
which gave others the feeling that they had a chance 
to make a successful claim on the estate. If Brother 
Johanson were here now he would clarify the whole 
situation in a moment. But that is the danger point 
in wills, the maker is never present to interpret them. 
The matter is now in the hands of the court and we 
are praying for a just decision. But how much better 
it would have been if he had been more careful in 
designating his religious beneficiary by exact legal 
name. How much better for the work of Christ. 

This case is typical of so many wills in which be- 
quests have been made for some of our Christian work. 
If some who read these lines have already made your 
will, let us advise you to look it over at once and see 
that no mistakes have been made in any names. T f 
you have not made your will and intend to leave some- 
thing to Christian work take care of the matter now 
while it is on your mind. 




WITH OUR 
SECRETARY 



Covington, Va. — 

We have just returned from this beautiful little 
mountain city where we went to help our congrega- 
tion adjust some of their administrative affairs. 

Incidentally, it was a sort of homecoming day. Bro- 
ther and Sister Schneider were there at the time to 
join in the services. As most of you know. Brother 
Schneider was the first pastor and builder of this con- 
gregation. It was a real homecoming to both of them. 

It was also the occasion of dedicating their new 
baptistry. It is a beauty. The congregation has 
needed one since the beginning of their work. The 
men of the church built it themselves. They certainly 
did a fine job of it. It is nicely designed and prac- 
tically arranged. A lovely northwest Canadian lake 
and mountain scene graces the backwall. A proper 
lighting effect sets it off in a fine way. It is all ver" 
attractive. 

The entire interior of the church has been redec- 
orated. A new ceiling of celotex has been nut in whif^ 
adds immeasurably to the auditorium. Altogether, we 
were highly pleased with the improvements made. 

The greatest improvement was in the changed spirit 
of the congregation. I could hardly realize it was tb° 
same people. In a little over 3 months there was 
seeminglv a complete transformation in attitude and 
vision. It was great. Souls are being saved, offerings 
are increasing, tithers are being added to the roll. 



and a fine radio program that has drawn the atten- 
tion of the entire community is being carried on every 
day. 

It was a full Sunday all around. Brother Schnei- 
der preached in the morning, the dedication of the 
baptistry was held in the afternoon, and the secretary 
spoke in the evening. There was good attendance and 
fine interest at all services. A real fellowship dinner 
was enjoyed in the church basement at the noon hour. 

The afternoon dedication service was broadcast 
over the local radio station for a full hour. This was 
made possible by the generous and active provision 
and help of brother Earl Keyes, our Sunday School 
Superintendent. He owns the local radio station a - 1 
is "doing a real work for Christ through it. As so^n 
as he bought the station he cancelled the liauor ad- 
vertising and is having a struggle for victory in over- 
coming this financial loss. Please remember to pray 
for this faithful servant of Christ. 

Brother Trevor Kelford. who has been pastor of 
this congregation since October 1st, has been the man 
whom God has used to bring all these fine advances 
to reality. He and his wife have won the hearts of 
the congregation and community and many were the 
fine words spoken to me of their work there. Brother 
Kelford has shown himself to be a humble and faith- 
fin servant of Christ, who cares more for souls and 
Christ's work than for gold or fame and ease. Greater 
things are ahead of this people under God. God is 
being glorified. 



GAS RATIONING WILL TELL 

Gas rationing will reveal in a very real way just 
what takes first place in our lives. Some will use it 
as an "excuse" to "hole up" and absent themselves 
from church. Others will rise to the emergency and 
will not let this test keep them from fulfilling their 
spiritual duties. 



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'ike 

MisiacU a/ 
the Aq&i 



REV. ELIAS 
ZIMMERMAN 



Of all the nations that ever walked the face of the 
earth there is one nation that is different from all 
other nations. Of all the books that were penned by 
men there is one Book that is different from all other 
books. And of all the lands that were trodden by the 
children of men there is one land that is different 
from all other lands. These three, namely the Jew, the 
Bible, and Palestine, the promised land, form the 
trinity of miracles of all times. And they are so closely 
connected, so intertwined, so linked together that we 
might indeed call them the threefold miracle of the 
ages. In fact they are inseparable. For there is such 
an affinity between them that together they produce 
kings and prophets and apostles. Together the Book 
is a living Book, the people a spiritual people, and 
the land a land that is flowing with milk and honey. 
On the other hand a separation of the three has 
proven to be the great tragedy of all times. Apart 
the Book becomes a closed Book, a confused Book, 
an unfulfilled Book. Apart the oeoole are turned into 
the dry bones of Ezekiel's vision — Ezek. 37. And the 
land once flowing with milk and honey is laid waste 
and made desolate. Indeed they are so interlinked 
and so interwoven that apart their high mission can 
never be fulfilled, and their divine destinv can never 
be accomplished. But thank God that after almost 
2000 years of separation the day is not afar off, yea, 
is near at hand when they are to be united once 
more. Israel is yet to be made a blessing to all the 
earth. Israel is yet to blossom and bud, and fill the 
face of the earth with the knowledge of the Lord. And 
"out of Zion shall yet go forth the law, and the word 
of the Lord from Jerusalem." 

The Miracle Nation 

It was Frederick the Great, the great agnostic and 
skeptic of the 18th century, who scoffed at everything, 
when he remembered the Jews declined to scoff at 
miracles any longer. And Hegel, the greatest German 
philosopher of his day. who was so fond of theorizing 
and explaining the meaning of history, when he came 
to the historv of Jews stopped and exclaimed: "It is 
a dark, troublesome enigma. I cannot understand it. 
It doesn't fit in with any of our theories. It is a 
riddle." Indeed the Jew has always been to the world 
a troublesome enigma, a strange puzzle and an insol- 
uble riddle. 

Almost fortv centuries have elapsed since the first 
promise was given to Abraham, and we can still say 



of the Jew with Balaam when he beheld them on the 
planes of Moab: "Lo, a people dwelling alone, and is 
not reckoned among the nations.' For centuries of 
their historv has passed away, and what a strange, 
sad, stormy, and yet glorious history it has been! 

Can anybody explain how it is that a nation with- 
out a home, without a country, without a flag, wan- 
derers on the face of the earth; and for the last 2000 
vears scattered, persecuted, hunted, hounded and 
tossed about on the face of the earth, engulfed by 
waves of hatred, scorched by the flames of persecu- 
tion, suffering the pangs and agonies of death as no 
other people should emerge, live, multiply and pros- 
per; that this people should survive its persecutions 
and outlive its persecutors! That the Jews exist at all 
is a miracle, but that they are what they are is a 
still greater miracle. 

It is only when we go to the Holy Scriptures, the 
Word of the living God that the miracle is explained. 
For it is God Who has called them into being. It is 
God Who stands back of them and upholds them. It 
is God Who has ordained them to be an everlasting 
nation. "Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun 
for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon 
and the stars for a light by night ... If those ordin- 
ances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then 
shall the seed of Israel also cease from being a na- 
tion before me for ever ... If heaven above can be 
measured, and the foundations of the earth searched 
out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel 
for all that they have done, saith the Lord." Jer. 
31:35-37. And "as the new heaven and the earth, 
which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the 
Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain." 
Isa. 66:22. The eternal people shall cease being an 
eternal nation, an eternal witness for God only when 
eternity shall cease. 

The Miracle Book 

The Bible also is no less a miracle than the people 
that produced the Bible. It was Walter Scott, the great 
English author, when lying on his death bed, asked 
that someone bring the Book to him. And when asked 
what book he meant, instantly replied: "Sir. there 
is only one Book!" Yes, there is only one Book. The 
Book that speaks as never book or man ever spake. 
The Book that begins with the beginning and ends 
with eternity, that deals with the grandest sub.iect 
that ever occupied the human mind. 

The finest tribute ever paid the Bible I find among 
my clippings bv an anonymous author. "This Book," 
says he, "contains the mind of God, the state of man, 
the way of salvation, the doom of sinner, and the hap- 
piness of believers. Its doctrines are holv, its pre- 
cepts are binding, its histories are true, and its deci- 
sions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to 
be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light 
to direct you. food to support you, and comfort to 
cheer vou. It is the traveler's map. the pilgrim's 
staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and 
the Christian's charter. Here Paradise is restored. 
Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ 
is its grand subject, our ffood its design, and the glow 
of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the 
heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, fremienth' 
praverfullv. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of 
glorv. and a river of pleasure. It is given vou in life 
will be opened at the iudgmpnt. and be rpmpmberpd 
for ever. It involves the highest responsibility, will 
reward the greatest labor and condemn all who trifle 
with its sacred contents." What a, exeat and misrhtv 
Book! It is inHpod fcrifi Pook of books, the Book of 
God, the revelation of God to man! 

The Miracle Land 

And now we come to Palestine, the land of promise, 
the land of miracles, the cradle of kings and priests 
and prophets and apostles. The land where David 



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sang his immortal Psalms, where Isaiah saw his far 
reaching visions, where the glory of God was revealed, 
and the Word of God was made flesh and dwelt among 
us, where the Son of Man walked and taught, where 
the Lamb of God was slain, and where Calvary has 
become the Throne of Heaven. Yea, the land where 
the Lord shall gather the children of Israel from the 
four corners of the earth, and where they shall "'rec- 
ognize Him Whom they have pierced, and shall cry 
out blessed be he that cometh in the name of the 
Lord." The land where the Son of God shall descend 
in glory to establish the throne of David, and from 
whence He shall reign for ever and ever. 

Just now these three — the People, the Book and the 
Land — seem far apart. The Jewish people are still 
scattered on the face of the globe, they are still hated 
and despised and persecuted, and they are still re- 
jecting the great personality and central Figure of the 
Bible. The promised land is still trodden down by 
Gentiles. And yet there has never been a time when 
they were closer together. The signs of the times — 
and especially the Jewish sign — are no doubt indicat- 
ing that we are living in the last days, that we are 
nearing the end of the age. This great world war, 
which makes the first world war look like a local 
skirmish, and this destruction and butchery of 2,000,- 
000 Jews by Hitler in the last year or two are not .lust 
another war and another program. They cry aloud 
that God is dealing with Israel and the nations of 
the earth as never before. Even now in the midst 
of this holocaust, in the midst of this darkness and 
gloom that is covering the whole earth we can see 
that God is directing and moving the hearts and 
thoughts of men in regard to the lost sheep of the 
house of Israel. Recently Secretary of State Cordell 
Hull received a delegation representing the leading 
rabbinical groups in this country. He assured them 
that when the Axis powers are defeated the United 
States will be prepared not only to redeem the Jewish 
hopes of a future world based upon freedom, equality 
and justice, but to "create a world in which the 
tragedy which the Jews are living through at present 
will not occur again." 

Mr. Wendell L. Wilkie also heartily and warmly en- 
dorsed the demand for the creation of a Jewish Na- 
tional Home in Palestine. 

Senator Elbert D. Thomas of Utah, member of the 
Military Affairs Committee said the establishment of 
a Jewish Commonwealth of Palestine, "as one of our 
war aims, should not wait for the end of the war." 

"We expect not merely the reaffirmation of the 
Balfour Declaration, but its full and complete imple- 
mentation. We ask the establishment of a Jewish 
Commonwealth in Palestine as one of our war aims 
and peace aims. 

"We ask that the Jewish people be given direction 
over its own affairs in its homeland. We demand a 
free hand for the Jewish people to build a democratic 
Jewish Commonwealth. We ask, moreover, that these 
things be recognized and that these policies be de- 
clared now." 

And in these days when great changes and signifi- 
cant events take place with the speed of lightning, 
we cannot help but believe that the day is not afar 
away, yea, close at hand when the miracle People, 
and the miracle Book shall soon be united in the 
miracle Land. And just as it was with Jonah so shall 
it be with the Jewish people. When Jonah was cast 
from the fish upon the shore, he remembered the 
mission for which God sent him to Nineveh, and he 
went back to his job gladly. He preached and the 
whole city went down in sackcloth and ashes. A 
whole city turned to God. So it shall be with Israel. 
When they shall have returned to the promised land, 
"they shall recognize Him Whom they have pierced." 
Then they shall go out as the great missionaries, the 
great evangelists. They will preach the Gospel up 
and down the earth, and whole cities and states and 
countries will turn to Jesus Christ as Redeemer and 
Lord. May that day come speedily! 



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Head ^ItU... 

...and Marvel 



Just as we were preparing copy for the maga- 
zine we received a letter with the Thanksgiving 
Offering from our new church at Hagerstown. 
Not yet 3 full years old, with a hea' load of 
debt on their new church building, current ex- 
pense and radio work, this young church has 
given SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS for their 
Home Mission Offering This is marvelous. When 
some churches put a new carpet on the floor 
they call it "home missions" and take it out of 
the Home mission offering. Read these lines 
from the financial secretary of the Hagerstown 
church : 

"Who would have made me believe that we 
could send you a check for S700.00 for Home Mis- 
sions in our "youth." This is just one way in 
which we can prove to you that we really appre- 
ciate the Council." 

Praise God for these new Brethren Churches 
and their wonderful pastors! 



THE CHRISTIAN WHO BEGINS TO TITHE will 

have at least six surprises: 

1. At the amount of money he has for the Lord's 
Work. 

2. At the deepening of his spiritual life in paying the 
"tithe." 

3. At the ease in meeting his own obligations with 
the nine-tenths left. 

4. At his better stewardship over the nine- tenths 
that remain. 

5. At the ease in going from one-tenth to a larger 
proportion. 

6. At himself for not having adopted the plan soon- 
er. (Malachi 3:10). 



LET US PRAY 

The soaring warplanes in the sky 
Can never reach God's throne on high, 
Nor can they turn, with ail their force, 
One star from its appointed course. 

But, swifter than an eagle's flight, 
Prayer wings its way to heaven's height. 
And moves God's arm to undertake 
Deliverance for His people's sake; 
Yea, gives man power to bid the sun 
Stand still, till victory is won. 

And prayer has still a greater power: 
It calms the soul in terror's hour; 
It gives sweet comfort, and a joy 
Earth cannot give, nor war destroy; 
It strengthens heart and hand and mind; 
Begets good will to all mankind. 

Since prayer is God's most gracious plan 
Whereby He links Himself with man. 
Should not His children oftener say 
To one another, "Let us pray"? 

—The War Cry. 



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^Ite Meaning o^ OlnaeiX 



What needs to be 
said on this subject 
in the first place 
may have to be 
negatively framed, 
but it will bring in- 
to immediate relief 
a very positive 
truth, and here 
it is: The pre- 
sent plight of the 
Jews does not mean 
that God has ut- 
;erly forsaken them 
and given them 
over to the will of 
their enemies. If we have any doubts concerning the 
matter, let us read again such passages in the Bible 
as Ezekiel 11:16. "Although I have cast them far off 
among the heathen, and although I have scattered 
them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a 
little sanctuary in the countries where they shall 
come;" and Jeremiah 12:7, "I have forsaken mine 
house, I have left mine heritage: I have given the 
dearly beloved of my soul into the hands of her ene- 
mies." 

God Is Not Vindictive 
We must learn with the older theologians to dis- 
tinguish between the permissive and the direct and 
effectual will of God. This is the hour of the prince 
and princes of this world, and God allows them to 
have their way for the moment; but God is not in- 
different to the suffering of His covenant people. "For 
a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great 
mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my 
face from thee for a moment, but with everlasting- 
kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy 
Redeemer." (Isa. 54:7,8.) 

The Jews have a legend about a cup which stands 
before the throne in the heavens, into which a tear 
from the eyes of the Father of Mercies falls every 
time His people are made to suffer. When this cup 
becomes filled with the tears of God's compassion, so 
the legend runs, then the measure of Israel's travail 
will also be full and the Messiah will come. Although 
only a legend, this is quite in line with Isaiah 63:9, 
"In all their afflictions He was afflicted, and the 
Angel of His Presence saved them. . . " 

The Nations Are Desperate 

On the positive side, the present suffering of Israel 
means that the pagan nations are making a most 
desperate attempt to frustrate God's greater plan of 
salvation. The Jew in the world is the perpetual re- 
minder that a Jew is upon the throne in heaven and 
that one day He is coming back to receive the King- 
dom which He alone is worthy to administer, because 
He alone is righteous and holy in the absolute sense. 
Since the presentday rulers are impotent to carry out 
their vicious desires against the Lord Jesus Christ, 
they have laid their violent hands upon His brethren 
after the the flesh, thinking that by destroying them 
they will deprive Him of His glory. It is the old cry 
of the heathen put into action, "They said in their 
hearts, let us destroy them together, and so they have 
burned up all the synagogues of God in the land." 
( Psalm 74:8.1 



By REV. H. 3 CENTZ 



Again, the present suffering of Israel means that 
the hour of God's triumph is swiftly approaching. 
Civilization has demonstrated man's ability to order 
his own world, and now upon the ruins of man's failure 
God is going to set up His kingdom, and for the first 
time mankind shall know the meaning of peace and 
plenty, and at the same time learn the lesson which 
Israel was taught in the wilderness, that "man doth 
not live by bread alone." A part of God's triumph 
will be the reconciliation of Israel to her once re- 
jected Messiah. For this Israel is being prepared in 
the crucible of suffering. Just as when they were de- 
ported to Babylon, the Jews sat down and wept at 
the thought of Zion, so in the last days they will be 
moved by a mighty longing for the Messiah. "Oh that 
Thou wouldest rend the heavens and come down, that 
the mountains might flow down at Thy presence"! 
tlsaiah 64:1.) 

At the return of our Lord, Israel's lot will be rad- 
ically changed. Isaiah provides us two contrasting 
pictures of this change. Now, "The daughter of Zion 
is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a 
garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city." (Isaiah 1:8.) 
Then, "There shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in 
the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, 
and for a covert from the storm and from rain." 
(Isaiah 4:6.) 

The Church Must Watch 

Finally, the present suffering of Israel means that 
Christ, our Bridegroom, is at the door, coming to 
claim those who have chosen Him as the beloved of 
their souls, coming to claim that which is His by 
right of redemption. In view of this glorious pros- 
pect, the Church must be about her Master's business, 
preaching the Gospel in the order which He initiated, 
to the Jew first and also to the Gentile. The Church 
has a message for the Jew of today. It is, "He came." 
But as we come near the day of our adoption, we shall 
undoubtedly be moved to add to this message the note 
of hope and expectancy, "He is coming again." Even 
so, come Lord Jesus! 




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By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 

PROTESTANT TOTALITARIANISM— 

The leaders of seven interdenominational religious 
bodies met in Cleveland the second week of Decem- 
ber. The purpose was to start the ball rolling for the 
formation of a Super-federation of church bodies. The 
Federal Council of Churches is now too small in scope 
for these ambitious churchmen. The immediate goal 
is for a federation of churches for all of North Amer- 
ica. The ultimate to be a "World Assembly of the 
church of Christ." There would be a branch in each 
nation, such as the "Church of Christ in Britain," 
the "Church of Christ in the United States," the 
"Church of Christ in France." In each nation the 
various bodies would surrender their individual sov- 
ereignty and "lose themselves in a larged whole." 

The theological question is dismissed by asking but 
one tenet of faith "That Jesus is the Christ," the Son 
of the living God." On this confession the Roman 
Catholic Church will be invited to enter the grand 
association. They would be "Roman Catholic branch 
of the church of Christ," along with the Baptist 
branch and the Presbyterian branch, and Church of 
the Brethren branch, etc. But there would be no other 
church aside from the one all inclusive world church 
of Christ. This is the plan — the dream. 



IT IS NOW A GLOBAL CHURCH— 

Along with the rest of the world these men are 
caught with the "Global" idea. We have a global war; 
a global association of nations after the war, a global 
court for international affairs; there will be a global 
police army, a global economic system, and now comes 
the global church with nothing outside it but pagans 

Once the world is under one huge political, military, 
economic and religious control, the advent of Anti- 
christ will be simple indeed. 

With every kind of unclean and hateful religious 
bird roosting in the branches of this huge religious 
lemon tree, what a spectacle it must be to the eye 
of God. What a comforting thing it would be to the 
thorough going fundamentalist to know that he was a 
part of a great religious organization along with the 
Modernist, the Roman Catholic and the liberalist; that 
he was now in a religious bond with men who con- 
sider the Bible to be just a collection of men's ideas 
about God, whose idea of Jesus Christ is that He is a 
son of God in the same sense that all men are, except 
in degree, and whose idea of the cross is that it is the 
death of a martyr to a great cause designed only to 
stir men to live better lives, and with whom heaven 
and hell are but spiritual ideas. 

And how long would it be after this union is realized 
till the head of it would be telling the individual mem- 
ber what he must and must not believe. And how long- 
would it be till Rome, the scarlet woman, would be 
in the saddle and the day of Antichrist would be at 
hand. The Spirit of Antichrist is sweeping the pro- 
fessing church today. It is becoming a great detest- 
able hollow shell, having "a name to live and yet 
being dead." Little wonder that Our Lord in His rev- 
elation to John said, "I will spue thee out of my 
mouth." 

Soon there will be no place for the true saints of 
God on earth, so He will simply take them out and up 
to a glorious marriage supper in heaven. Well, Lord, 
we're looking up! 



A NAMELESS DARK— 

Recently Helen Keller, the famous blind girl, said, 
"A nameless dark is settling down over the world." 
It is apparent that thousands of the world's leaders 
share this spirit of depression born of despair. To 
those who call this, "our world," and who have been 
extending themselves to settle its problems without 
Christ, there is doubtless little to cheer them in pre- 
sent conditions. 

But to the Christian this is not "a nameless dark" 
that is "settling down" upon the world. It is the awful 
darkness of unbelief. There is no greater darkness 
than this. This is the darkness to which Jesus referred 
when He said, 

"If the light that is in thee be darkness, how 
great is that darkness." (Matt. 6:23 b.) 

The dark of this old world will continue to get 
darker. Men's hearts will continue to fail them when 
they see what is coming on the world. But the Chris- 
tian isn't bothered about the darkness around him. 
He lives in the light. Jesus said, 

"He that followeth me shall not walk in dark- 
ness, but shall have the light of life." (Jn. 8:12.) 

Jesus is the light that never fails. The dawning 
light of the new day will soon be breaking. The 
worldling sees only the dark. The Christian sees the 
light. The "Sun of Righteousness" will soon arise 
and shine! 



THE REVOLT AGAINST THE CHURCH— 

To those who have had any real experience in 
evangelism today, it is significant and clear that there 
is a strong and rising revolt against the old line de- 
nominations. It is also just as apparent that the 
great denominations are diminishing and weakening. 
The realization of this increasing weakness is found 
in the tendency of denominations to unite during 
recent years. When denominations are strong and 
individually vigorous they prefer to stand alone. The 
hollow census figures are pitiful when a church re- 
porting 2600 members en the roll will have 75 in at- 
tendance at the services. Such conditions can be re- 
vealed with sickening repetition all over this land. 

Where are the people going? You will find them 
listening often to poorly schooled, but intensely earnest 
preachers. They will be listening to a message that 
has finality in it. Thev want to hear something that 
is definite about life and death, heaven and hell sin 
and salvation, God and man. 

They want to hear a man who "speaks as with au- 
thority, and not as the Scribes." They want to know 
exactly what it means to be lost and saved. They 
want to know without uncertainty just how to be 
saved. They want to know that when they meet 
God there will be no disappointments. 

Right here is where the great denominations are 
weak. Thev are no longer so positive about the au- 
thority of their message. They have looked rather to 
the flimsy "concensus of modern scholarship." They 
have largely exchanged the exclamation mark for 
the question mark. The nature of God, the deity of 
Christ, the lost state of man, the efficacy of the cross 
of Christ, the nature of the inspiration of the Bible, 
life after death, and the return of Christ are avoided 
subjects, or vaguely dealt with. 

This is why the smaller and less cultured sects are 



The devil has no more business in churches, pulpits, 
and individuals than a wolf in a sheepfold, a fox in 
a hen roost, or a rattlesnake in a nursery. — Billy 
Sunday. 



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flourishing today. With all of their extremes of emo- 
tional religious exercise, they are definite and emphatic 
in what they believe. They are willing to be perse- 
cuted for their faith. They are dead in earnest about 
it all. They claim a real and definite experience with 
God as proof of genuine faith, and their halls and 
churches are crowded. They are multiplying over the 
land by the thousand. New churches spring up in a 
few months and it is not a poor illiterate class that 
is found there any more. You will find many high 
type and cultured people who are seeking reality with 
God. 

These facts ought to awaken the top heavy and 
wobbling denominations to the fact that the little 
sects have picked up the things they threw aside and 
are reaching the multitudes that have lost confidence 
in the churches and their message. 



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THE SAME OLD STORY— 

A conference of young people from 26 nations was 
recently held in London, England. It was the Interna- 
tional Youth Movement. They were engaged in the 
high effort to plan a model world after the war. They 
were addressed by celebrated men of world affairs, 
among them noted liberals and communists. 

Sir Stafford Cripps, a militant liberalist deprecated 
the failures of the present generation and then urged 
the youth to dedicate themselves to 

"Those great and glorious ideals upon which 
alone, true happiness of mankind can be built." 

He didn't state what those "great and glorious ideals 
that bring true happiness" are, or where they have 
ever been demonstrated as successful. Nor did he state 
how they were to be attained. It is the same old hash 
of planning the world's affairs on the basis of human 
ability to reach perfection of itself. Counsel to look 
to God was not so much as mentioned to these hapless 
young people. After 6000 years of human failure and 
ruin, still men have confidence in themselves. Not 
one word is mentioned about sin which is the cause 
of all mankind's tragedies. Not one mention about 
men's responsibility to God. Not a word was said 
about the wisdom of considering the Creator, who 
made the world in the beginning, as to how it might 
be saved from its present disaster. 

"If the Lord build not the house they labor in 
vain who build it." 



PRESIDENT BENES LOOKS TO BOYS— 

This man in exile warned the youth to guard 
against the ignorance and folly of the adult genera- 
tion lest they make a "botched up job," of the hoped 
for peace. That the youth "must force," their elders 
to arrange a right sort of peace. 

Of course it is assumed that mere boys know .iust 
what to do. The only trouble seems to be that they 
are not in the saddle. If they had just had charge 
of things we would not be in the mess that prevails 
in the world today. When we consider how the youth 
of Russia and Germany have been led to champion 
Communism and Naziism, we wonder just how de- 
pendable the immature boys of Britain and America 
would be if the reins were turned over to them as 
some seem to advocate. 

The greatest political blunder ever made in Israel 
was when Rehoboam the king despised the counsel of 
older men of experience in world affairs and turned to 
selfinflated young men for guidance. The result was 
that he had a widespread rebellion and his nation 
fell apart. He lost 80% of his kingdom by following 
the wisdom of radical minded young men. But once 
the decision was made, the tragic cost could not be 



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MARCH 1st 



The Thanksgiving Offering closes March 1st. 
Actually, offerings must be in our office not 
later than February 25th to be reported in this 
offering. This is necessary in order that we may 
have our report ready for the printer on the 
first of the month. Pastors and church treas- 
urers please note this. 

averted. Rehoboam "forsook the counsel of the old 
men .... and consulted with the young men that 
were grown up with him .... And the king answered 
the people roughly .... and spake to them after the 
counsel of the young men .... So Israel rebelled 
against the house of David until this stand." (I 
Kings, 12:3,13,14,19.) 

Because the world has come to such tragic disaster 
as the result of their unbelief and sins, they are now 
turning to the counsel of youth. Totalitarian nations 
have been leading the way. The rest of the world 
seems ready to follow. 



AND THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR SPOKE— 

Ambassador Maisky from Russia, who, of course, is 
a representative of Russia's godless communism, stated 
that since the boys were doing the fighting in this war 
that they should see to it that "such a catastrophe 
shall never again overwhelm mankind." Of course, 
his idea of achieving this is by making it a commun- 
istic world with Russia in the saddle. No God in his 
program! ! 

Perhaps these young people selected the kind of 
speakers they wanted, and then again they may not 
have. But the tragedy of it all is that 6000 young peo- 
ple considering the future of the world they expect to 
live in, should have nothing offered them but to at- 
tempt the same old "will-o-the-wisp" of making a 
happy world by their own efforts, which mankind, 
through 6000 years, has failed to realize in the slight- 
est degree. Every previous generation has ended in 
despair. They too with high hopes planned a better 
world. 

Would to God that someone had told them that this 
world will never be better than the people in it. That 
as long as they do not have peace with God in their 
hearts; as long as they ignore the will of God in their 
lives; that as long as they go directly counterpart to 
God's will and law, they cannot have peace with each 
other or happiness in their lives. 

"The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." 



PATIENCE 

T. T. Shields, of Toronto, Canada, tells of a telephone 
girl who turned to another and said, "He's a patient 
man. I was flustered, and gave him the wrong num- 
ber four times, and he said so kindly, 'You gave me 
the wrong number four times, operator. Try again.' 
I would like to meet that man." And the other in- 
quired, "What is his number?" When she was told, she 
said, "I know him; he's my minister." The other 
then said, "I'm going to hear him preach." — Selected. 



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JANUARY 16, 1943 



Ike, jjeuti. and tlte lifai 



By REV. ELIAS ZIMMCRMAN 



Before Pearl Harbor the Jews were accused of drag- 
ging us into the war. As yet the Jew haters have been 
unable to find some plausible explanation of how the 
Jews managed to persuade the Japs to make that 
sneak and treacherous attack upon Pearl Harbor, 
which plunged us into war. So they have made a 
complete somersault, and now they have started a 
whispering campaign that the Jews are not cooper- 
ating in this war and that they are evading the draft. 
This dastardly attack against the Jews is as dastardly 
as the attack was against Pearl Harbor. 

The exact statistics are not yet available to disprove 
such accusations. However, we do have some definite 
facts in regard to the last war. The following is a 
quotation from the Atlantic Monthly for October 1941 : 

"The Jews had forty per cent more than their pro- 
portionate quota of soldiers and eighteen per cent 
were volunteers. Six of the seventy-eight Congres- 
sional medals of honor were awarded to Jews. With 
a Jewish population in the United States at that time 
of three per cent, five per cent of the death roll in 
the great war was Jewish." 

The truth of the matter is that these Jew baiters 
are not very particular about the truth of the true 
facts, as the following quotation from "Two Way Pass- 
age" by Louis Adamic will illustrate: 

"One day I was walking on Michigan Boulevard in 
Chicago with the Czech immigrant business man who 
is an American citizen and in most respects a fine, 
intelligent man. He was interested in my "Plymouth 
Rock and Ellis Island" ideas and agreed with most 
of them. 

"Bui: — " he abruptly stopped in the shadow of the 
Tribune Building — "What are you going to do about 
the Jews?" 

"What do you mean"? I said. 



"Well, they have all the money." 

"They haven't either." I said, reaching into my 
pocket; "I have got a few dollars myself." 

"I mean they have all the business." 

"They haven't either; you're in business and, so 
far as I know, you are not on the verge of bankruptcy." 

"I mean they control everything." 

"What — for instance"? 

"Everything"! 

I said, "The Tribune here is one of the biggest things 
in Chicago; do the Jews control it"? 

"No, but—" 

"But what"? 

"Nothing, you're too precise." 

And to be precise. In our own Mission in Los Ange- 
les, where most of our work has been among Jewish 
young men, from seventy five to ninety per cent are 
now either in the army or navy. Some are already 
on the far flung battle fronts and have seen action. 
Some have already been killed. The great majority 
did not wait to be drafted. They volunteered. 

The other day I visited a sick Jewish friend in his 
hotel room. He told me he was anxious to do his part 
to help win the war. "I went to enlist," he said, "and 
they told me I was too old." — He is 67 now. "Then I 
tried to get a defense job, and they told me they 
were sorry but they could not use me. I was too old. 
I then went over to one of the Blood Stations and 
offered to give them my blood for the wounded sol- 
diers. They looked at me and said I was too sick a 
man to give my blood." — He has heart trouble and 
high blood pressure. This sick old Jew was grieved 
and worried because he couldn't do his share to help 
win the war. 

Does this sound as if the Jews were not cooperating 
in this war? 



TESTIMONY OF TWO GRATEFUL JEWISH 
CONVERTS 

Dear Brother Zimmerman: 

As the New Year approaches, it behooves us all to 
look back and count the blessings the Lord so abund- 
antly and graciously heaped upon us in the past year. 

Mrs. Gordon and I count Beth Sar Shalom among 
the greatest of our blessings. Not only has your mis- 
sion been instrumental in my acceptance of the great- 
est gift God offers sinful humanity, namely, the Mes- 
siah of Israel. But it has also helped Mrs. Gordon 
and me to understand Him better, to love Him more, 
and to keep closer to Him. 

It has been a great privilege as well as a blessing 
to attend the meetings at your mission, where the 
Word of God is continually being unfolded to those 
who seek the Truth. 

Our wish for you and your Mission for the coming 
year is that the Lord will give you health and strength 
to serve Him even better and more faithfully and may 
your mission continue to be the Lighthouse it has 
heretofore been to this community and may the Holy 
Spirit draw our wandering and blind Jewish brethren 
to His Lighthouse where, in time, they can say, like 
Mrs. Gordon and I do, with the great one of Tarsus, 
"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift." II 
Cor. 9:15. 



Wishing God's richest blessings upon you and Mrs. 
Zimmerman, 

Yours ever in His service, 

— Edward and Rose Gordon. 

(Mr. Gordon was baptized by Dr. Paul Bauman in 
the Second Brethren Church, and he and his good 
wife are among the most faithful ones in our Mission. 
— E. Z.) 



LITERATURE DISTRIBUTED IN THE BRETHREN 
JEWISH MISSION IN 1942 

Shepherds of Israel 9568 

English Bibles _ 4 

English New Testaments — 24 

Gospel of John 73 

Hebrew New Testaments '— 4 

Yiddish Bibles 1 

Yiddish Gospel of John . — 1 

Yiddish New Testaments 22 

Jewish books _ 24 

Jewish tracts . 545 

Gosoel of Matthew _ 55 

English tracts 2290 

German tracts 108 

Hebrew books — 14 

Tracts for Christians 655 

Total - - 13,388 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Out Wosih A+notUf Women and Glul&tett 



By HELEN GRABER, Worker Among Jewish Women and Childr 



••Friendship with Jesus 

Fellowship divine, 
O what blessed sweet communion 
Jesus is a friend of mine." 

What is a friend? The little newsboy save a defin- 
ition saying, "A friend is one who knows all about you 
and loves you just the same." Isn't Jesus such a 
friend? With all our failures and short-comings He 
still loves us. 

The Birthday is passed of Him who brought light 
into the world, and Jewish people celebrated "Hanni- 
cah " the Feast of Lights, the same as the Gentiles 
celebrated Christmas, except that Jews do not have 
a tree. Both give gifts, light candles and sing glad 
songs. 

In the year just past, we were privileged to witness 
to Jewish people in Los Angeles about this great Light, 
the Messiah of Israel. 

One of our methods in getting contacts and doing 
personal work was by going along the streets with our 
Jewish paper, "The Shepherd of Israel," and other 
appropriate literature for those interested. Hearts and 
homes have thus been opened unto us. With joy we 
told about the Prophetic Fulfillment of the Birth of 
Christ as to time, place, manner, name and descent. 
Also we gave the reason for His coming. 

In one of our House visitations we met some German 
Refugees. This Jewish couple brought with them a 
most beautiful Bible dating back to 1700. They were 
very anxious to sell this Book asking the neat sum 
of $100.00. We got in touch with a party interested 
who told us they would go and look at it. After several 
weeks I called again and found that no one had been 
there yet who would buy it. So, I remarked: "Since 
you have such a wonderful book in your home you 
might look into it and read it, for this is not man's 



word, but the Word of God. And God will hold you 
responsible for having had it in your house." Enough 
said. I was ordered out of the house at once. I went 
praying for their soul's salvation. 

One day we met a Jewish lady on her lawn swing. 
She willingly accepted our paper and told us she had 
been a school teacher and naturally was very broad- 
minded. She told us about her children and the dif- 
ference in each one of them. She told us about her 
husband, the good and bad points. She told us about 
her neighbors, whom she had a right to sue at the 
law, but didn't. When we were ready to leave she 
said: "I have never told anyone else all these things." 
She said: "Come gain." 

And so as we had time we visited the sick and min- 
istered unto them. We wrote letters for those ladies 
unable to write our language for we have Russian and 
Roumanian, Hungarian and German and Polish Jews, 
and those who only write Hebrew or Yiddish. 
We tried as the Poet said: 

"Speak those words of comfort. 

Those little words of cheer. 
Brush aside that angry thought, 
And wipe away that tear." 
The children's Bible Class has had mostly Gentiles 
in it. We have had 5 Jewish boys in the class. We 
have met at various places, at the Mission, at a "Shoe 
Shine Shop," in a back yard, and along the streets. 
The reason for meeting here was to make it less con- 
spicuous to Jewish observers, who naturally are op- 
posed to Jewish children listening to us. 
"I'll be a friend to Jesus 

My life for Him I'll spend 
I'll be a friend to Jesus 
Until my years shall end." 



yy QetU e>a* SAcUatn 



rr 



By REV. HENRY NEALE 



An important feature of our Los Angeles work, is 
a silent one; namely, the window of the rented store 
in which meetings are held. Printed on the windows 
in Hebrew and English is, "Beth Sar Shalom," mean- 
ing "The House of the Prince of Peace." 

The contents of the window receive the reverent 
attention of many people, mostly Jewish, while wait- 
ing at the corner for the streetcar. An Old Testament 
in Yiddish is open at the equivalent page to that of 
an English Bible beside it. This same page is left 
for several days before turning, in order that the 
"Regulars" might not miss a word. There are also 
three copies of Dr. Henry Einspruch's illustrated gospel 
of Matthew opened consecutively, which are also 
turned every few days. In this way, a short time suf- 
fices for the "regulars" to read clear through Matthew. 

Prominent in the window display is a copy of the 
"Shepherd of Israel;" an up-to-date, monthly, evan- 
gelistic paper, printed in Yiddish and English. This 
is distributed from door to door locally at the rate 
of 800 to 900 per month, as well as suitable tracts 
dealing with specific Jewish problems. This printed 
matter takes the everyday problems of Jewish life 
and points to their solution in the Word of God and 
in the Messiah of Israel. 



If you were passing the window in a streetcar, 
your attention would be attracted by a large sign, 
reading, "Where can the Jews find peace and secur- 
ity"? In the opposite window, an answer is seen in 
a Hebrew and English rendering of Psalm 2:12. Those 
with good eyesight would also be able to read the 
Scripture in the background written in three inch 
Hebrew letters. This is changed from time to time. 
Those standing by the window who do not read Yid- 
dish or Hebrew, would also find thought provoking 
English texts. When not busy in home visitation, or in 
tract distribution, the window itself proves good "fish- 
ing" ground. Every 15 minutes, a street car passes 
and almost every car picks up some one from this 
corner. Usually it is not wise to approach visitors when 
they are reading the Word from the window, for in- 
variably they will just walk away. But often they will 
enter the mission, or engage in conversation on the 
sidewalk of their own accord. 

Many interesting things happen outside the window. 
An old, devout Jew passes every day on his way to 
and from the synagogue. We remember him from 
five years when he showed his contempt for us by 
spitting on the sidewalk as he passed. When we are 
not looking, some also spit on the window pane; but 



JANUARY 16, 1943 



this is to our advantage, for our windows are cleaned 
so often, that they excite the admiration of our Jew- 
ish neighbors. We do not blame them for spitting 
on our windows or sidewalk, because we know that in 
their sight we are spiritually dangerous, because they 
do not understand what Christianity is. The reason 
for their attitude is plainly stated in Isa. 6:9-10. 

One day this Jew asked derisively "How is Jesus 
today"? Knowing that he would probably repeat this 
later, we asked the Lord how to answer him briefly, 
because he had continued walking even as he asked it. 
This he did; and our answer was, "He still loves you." 
It was his turn to be speechless and this was repeated 
lajer on. From the first we always greeted him in a 
friendly spirit and after some time had elapsed, were 
finally rewarded with a friendly response. 

Now, after five vears we are able to really speak 
at length with him concerning the Messiah outside 
the very wondow where he used to spit. 






RnetkteH 



YELLOW CREEK, PA. 

It was my privilege to hold a short one-week meet- 
ing in our Yellow Creek Brethren Church, nine miles 
north of Everett, Pa., December 7-13. Rev. Robert 
Miller serves as the faithful pastor of this country 
church, in addition to his duties as pastor at Martins- 
burg, Pa. 

Brother Miller held a week of services preceedir^ 
this but the attendance was poor because of extremelv 
cold weather. The week I was there the Lord gave 
us good weather. For a church with a membership 
of about 25 and an average Sunday School attendance 
of around 18, they did fine. Attendance varied from 
3if to 100. , j— i, 

The Martinsburg Church sent delegations and pro- 
vided special music, Brother Lloyd Minnich from that 
church leading the singing with Miss Priscilla Zim- 
merman playing the piano, assisted by Mrs. Ritchey. 
One evening a splendid delegation of young people 
came over from Leamersville with their pastor, Rev. 
Clair Gartland, and provided special music. 

Our home was with Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Zim- 
merman, fine loyal folks, and they treated me just as 
they would have treated their own son. We felt right 
at home and enjoyed our stay there. There are some 
mighty fine people in the Yellow Creek Church, who 
are faithful to the Lord. 

The visible results were ten public decisions, includ- 
ing seven reconsecrations and three first confessions. 
After the close of the services about five young peo- 
ple promised to make a decision for Christ the Sunday 
following. 

This was our first experience working in a meeting 
with Brother Robert Miller, and our impression is that 
he does not have to depend on the fine reputation of 
his father to get him through, for he is a real hard- 
working pastor and soul-winner in his own right. He 
is making a real sacrifice in driving to Yellow Creek 
each Sunday morning from Martinsburg in these days 
of tire and gasoline rationing. Let us pray for this 
church and their pastor. 

— R. D. Crees, Waynesboro, Pa. 



Following the Thanksgiving season, on Dec. 1, we 
began a Victory Revival at our Yellow Creek Brethren 
Church where we serve weekly, (leaving the Martins- 
burg church long enough to preach each Sunday 
morning from 11 to 12). 



The faithful brethren there had requested the spe- 
cial meeting last summer at which time it was decided 
to call Rev. R. D. Crees to be the evangelist for the 
second week of the services, the regular pastor con- 
ducting the first week. We advertised the meetings 
widely, the results of which were proved by the fine 
attendance from all around the community. The first 
week we had to miss one service because of impossiole 
weather, which more or less affected the attendance 
until Friday night when folks began to come. Sunday 
night just before Bro. Crees started on Monday, Dec. 
7, we had a full house and from then on the Lord 
gave us good weather and many opportunities. 

It was really a getting acquainted time for the pas- 
tor who is unable to devote much time to the field 
because of the full-time work carried on at Martins- 
burg. But with the faithful and earnest efforts of 
Bro. Crees, who knows how to go after souls (and I 
mean just that — go after!), the Lord did work encour- 
aging results. We had seven rededications and now 
have eight first time confessions which will mean 
eight to be baptised and received into the church. 
The entire church is reaping the benefits of the meet- 
ing even yet. 

We thank the Waynesboro brethren for allowing us 
the privilege of the ministry of their beloved pastor. 
Bro. Crees endeared himself to all who came to the 
meetings. His work with the young people is signal. 
Pictures were shown each evening to the children to 
instill into their hearts a love for the Lord Jesus and 
a love for boys and girls in other lands. We have a 
special request of prayer for a man over 60 years of 
age who came nightly but has not accepted Christ. 
His days are short. Pray for him. God is able. 

— Robert E. Miller, Pastor. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

I am sending you, herewith, a brief report of some 
of the things our Christian Endeavor Society has 
been doing during the past three months. (Sept., 
Oct., Nov.). As a society we have met the goals in- 
cluded in project one. We have had several meetir~s 
devoted entirely to Home Missions and other meet- 
ings which dealt with tithing. Our offering for the 
project has been sent in also. 

The attendance at our meetings has been very good. 
There were several evenings when the attendance 
reached more than forty. This number has been de- 
creased slightly now as the revision of the Intermed- 
iate C.E. took a few of the youngest people from our 
society. 

Our experiment of having each leader make up his 
own program, using whatever material he desires, is 
still in effect. We have had some very fine programs 
and are often pleasantly surprised at the unique and 
varied ideas which we have presented to us. While 
our pastor, Rev. Schneider, was away holding evan- 
gelistic meetings in Martinsburg, Pa. recently, the 
C.E. was called upon to take charge of the prayer 
meeting. The Prayer Meeting comittee took charge 
and had a very inspiring program. Our society has 
also helped out in meetings that were held in a near- 
by army camp. 

Our social committee favored us with a Hallowe'en 
party and also with a hamburger fry. Both of these 
were attended by a large number of our young peo- 
ple and were enjoyed by all. 

One of our greatest blessings of the "ear came dur- 
ing our evangelistic meetings, when three of the young 
men of our society gave themselves for fulltime ser- 
vice to the Lord. The spreading of the gospel being 
the work which He has left for us to do, we rejoice 
greatly that these young men have heard and an- 
swered the call of the Lord. Our prayer is that God 
will find others of our society worthy of His calling. 
Yours in Christian Endeavor, 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



"fieoe* Man Spake Jlike VliU Man 



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By ALBERT FLORY, Pail 



of San Diego, Calif. Church 



"The words that I speak unto you, they were spirit 
and they were life," our Lord declared after His 
great discourse on the Bread of Life. Christ then 
looked at the twelve and said, "Will ye also go away"? 
Impetuous Peter responded with a wonderful answer. 
"Lord, to wnom shall we go. Thou hast the words of 
life"? What a great discovery Peter had made! The 
words spoken by our Lord are indeed, the words of 
life. 

There is a great play in the Scriptures on the four 
letters, W-O-R-D. The Bible is the Written Word 
which tells us of the Living Word, even Christ. Wheth- 
er walking in the flesh; or falling from lips; or re- 
corded in a book; God's WORD is always accompanied 
by POWER and LIFE. 

1. He spoke life into the universe at the time of 
the creation. 

The scriptures declare of the Word. "All things 
were made by Him; and without Him was not any- 
thing made that was made." This verse declares quite 
clearly that the Word of the New Testament was the 
Jehovah Who spoke in the first chapter of Genesis. 
"God said, let there be light ... let there be a firma- 
ment ... let the waters be gathered, etc. . . " It was 
by the Word of Jehovah-Jesus that the worlds were 
formed along with all that they contain. The fact 
has arrested my attention that it was not the hand 
of the Lord, nor the mind of the Lord, but the WORD 
of the Lord which formed the universe. "Never man 
spake like this man." 

2. He spoke, and we have absolute evidence of 
Christ's eternal deity. 

He declared Himself to be God. He alone spoke 
about Himself and made claims concerning His per- 
son and power. We believe that this furnishes one of 
the most convincing proofs of His deity. He is uni- 
versally declared to be a good man; and yet, in the 
same breath, men are declaring Him to be just an- 
other man. If He were only man, He certainly could 
not be good; for He made constant claims that He 
was absolute God. We cannot consider a man good 
whose words can not be trusted. Thus, when He speaks 
concerning Himself, we believe that we can trust His 
word implicity. Let us consider some of His state- 
ments about Himself. "I and My Father are one." 
(John 10:30). "This is life eternal, that they might 
know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom 
Thou hast sent." (John 17:3). "Come unto Me, all ye 
that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you 
rest." (Matt. 11:28). "He that believeth on the Son 
hath everlasting life." (John 3:36). "I am the Way, 
the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the 
Father but by Me." (John 14:6). "Never man spake 
like this man." 

3. He spoke, and we learn that every need is sup- 
plied in Christ. 

"I am the Door; ... I am the Light of the World. 
... I am the Good Shepherd; ... I am the Water 
of Life." In Christ, we have all the intellectual light 
that is needed; we have the water that He has de- 
clared shall be in us a well of water, springing up 
into everlasting life; we have bread for the soul; and 
we have guidance for our storm-tossed lives when 
He leads us as the Great Shepherd of the sheep. 
Christ has declared these things to be true, and upon 
receiving Him into the life, we find them varieties 
indeed. "Never man spake like this man." 




4. He spoke, and supernatural acts were the result. 

The student of God's Word will recall that while 
Christ and His disciples were sailing across the Sea 
of Galilee a great storm came up. Our Lord was asleep 
in the hinder part of the ship. The disciples, fearing 
that all would be lost if Christ went down, awoke Him 
and said, "Master, save us ere we perish." "He arose, 
anH rebuked the wind . . . and there was a great calm." 
(Luke 8:24). 

The centurian knew the power of the words of the 
Lord, for he said, "Speak the word only, and my ser- 
vant shall be healed." Our Lord said, "Go thy way 
and as thou hast believed, so be it unto thee." The 
Word says, "The servant was healed the selfsame 
hour." (Matt. 8:13). 

The dead cannot hear, but our Lord spoke to a few. 
He said to Pairus' daughter, "Little lamb, arise," and 
the little child responded. He said to the widow's 
son, "Young man, get up," and the young man re- 
sponded. "Never man spake like this man." 

5. He will speak, and the nations shall have peace. 

When the name is given to the great conquerer 
in the 19th chapter of Revelation and verse 13, He is 
not called a warrior; He is not called a ruler; He is 
not called Jesus of Nazareth; He is not called the 
Christ; "His name is called the Word of God." "Out 
of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He 
should smite the nations." (Rev. 19:15). Joel had pro- 
phesied. "Jehovah also shall roar out of Zion^ and utter 
His voice from Jerusalem." Our Lord uses that sword 
from His mouth, and speaks resulting in: (1) great 
hail about the weight of a talent (Ezek. 37:22; Rev. 
16:21); (2) an earthquake of such magnitude as had 
never been known before (Ezek. 37:19; Joel 3:16); (3) 
great cosmic disturbances (Rev. 16:18). The result of 
these words shall smite the fighting equipment of the 
nations. Airplanes, tanks, artillery, battleships, sub- 
marines shall be as nothing under the impact of the 
weapons of nature that our Lord shall command 
through the spoken Word. After the destruction of tr>» 
armies of the nations in the time of the end, Christ 
shall speak to the nations of the earth, and there shall 
be peace. "The earth shall be filled with the know- 
ledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the 
sea." (Hab. 2:14) "Never man spake like this man." 



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1943 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR DAY 
Sunday, February 7, 1943 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR WEEK 
January 31 to February 7 



For eight days your church, your community, and 
North America in eneral will see a demonstration 
of what Christian Endeavorers do. 

Our annual birthday observance is more than a 
celebration of that happy event, the founding of the 
first society of Christian Endeavor. Beyond our glad 
tribute to early leaders and our recognition of sixty- 
two years of loyal service to Christ and the church, 
the Christian Endeavor Week observance is witness. 

It puts hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of 
young men and young women on public record as — 
endeavoring to take Christ King over all living and the 
Master of human life and advance. 

Themes for the days of this special week are: 

Sunday, January 31. — "Proving My Allegiance to 
My Church." Endeavorers will make some contribu- 
tion to each service, signifying their interest and sense 
of duty toward the whole program of the church. 

Monday, February 1. — "Deepening My Convictions." 
A group Quiet Hour is proposed. 

Tuesday, February 2. — "Presenting Christ to Others." 
The evening will be devoted to calls, made by teams of 



two members, to talk with prospective members about 
the Christian life and active membership in the 
society. 

Wednesday, February 3. — (If midweek prayer-meet- 
ing is held Thursday, the Wednesday and Thursday 
programs will be reversed.) "Christ in My Home." 
The midweek service at the church will be attended 
in family groups. Endeavorers will seek to enlist the 
families of the church to pstablish family devotions 
and grace at meals. 

Thursday, February 4. — "Presenting Christ to 
Others." Continuing Tuesday's program of visitation. 

Friday, February 5. — "In the Fellowship of His Fol- 
lowers." A Christian Endeavor banquet or birthday 
party is proposed for this evening. 

Saturday, February 6. — "The Church in Action." 
Some societies and unions will feature recreation on 
this day, especially if such events could reach and 
serve a number of young transients. A citizenship 
emphasis may serve as an alternative. 

Sunday, February 7, Christian Endeavor Day. — "Al- 
ways — For Christ and the Church." 



THE BRETHREN NATIONAL C.E. UNION 
OFFICIARY 

PRESIDENT — Rev. Robert Ashman (44), 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 
VICE-PRESIDENT — Ray Runyan (44), 1427 E. 59th St., Los Angeles, 

Calif. 
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY — Mrs. Paul E. Dick (45), 649 Berryville 

Ave., Winchester, Va. 
TREASURER — Archie Parr (43), 165 Dearborn St., Berne, Ind. 
NEWS EDITOR — Rev. Leo Polman (43), 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. 

Wayne, Ind. 
LOOKOUT DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS — Rev. Arthur Malles (43), Kit 

tanning, Pa.; Miss Ruth McClaln (43), 1051 W. 81 PI., Los An< 

Calif. 
PRAYER MEETING DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS — Bertha Kuhn (45) 

R. 1, Box 113, Seville, Ohio; Mrs. Phillip Simmons (44), Listie, Pa 
MISSITNARY DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS — Rev. Kenneth Ashman (44) 

Meyersdale, Pa.; Ralph Colburn (45), 209 E. Cedar St., Compton 

Calif. 
SOCIAL DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS — Miss Lena Marie Kortemeier (45) 

61 9th St., Oakland, Calif.; Chaplain Ernest Pine (43), 417 In 

fantry, 76th Division, Fort Geo. G. Meade, Md. 



SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER 

1. Send all Reports to the executive secretary, Mrs. 
Paul E. Dick, Winchester, Va. 

2. Send all Society News for the C.E. page to The 
Brethren Missionary Herald to our news editor, Rev. 
Leo Polman. 



3. Send all Orders for Supplies to The Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 

4. Send all Monies for support of the National C.E. 
projects to the treasurer, Archie Parr, giving name of 
society and the designated project. 

5. Send all general inquiries and problems to the 
President, Rev. Robert Ashman. Questions concern- 
ing departmental work should be sent to the nearest 
director of that department. We welcome your Prob- 
lems and Inquiries. 

6. Keep the projects and goals constantly before 
the society. 

PROJECTS FOR 1942-1943 

Home Missions — To be stressed during Sepember, 
October and November — Goal $100. Purchasing hymn 
books and communion sets for mission churches. 

Foreign Missions — To be stressed during December, 
January and February — Goal $450. Full support "f 
our C.E. missionary, Rev. J. P. Kliever, in Africa. 

Christian Endeavor Promotion — To be stressed dur- 
ing March, April, and May— Goal $350. Support of 
Christian Endeavor teachers in Brethren summer 
camps, Brethren Student Life Volunteers, C.E. pro- 
motional and extension work. 

Servicemen Evangelism — To be stressed during June, 
July and August — Goal $100. Aid to sailor evangelism 
throuRh the work of Rev. Claude Pearson. Aid to 
Brethren men in service through the local societies. 

Junior C.E. Project — Full support of Ann Celeste 
Kliever, our missionary baby in Africa — Goal $116.67. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



GOALS 

Special Goals for Project 1— Stressed during Sep- 
tember, October, November: 

1. Present home missions at least once each month 
during the Quarter. 

2. Present tithing at least once each month dur- 
ing quarter. 

3. Offering or pledge for project and report sent in. 
Special Goals for Project 2 — Stressed during Decem- 
ber, January, February: 

4. Present foreign missions at least once each 
month during the quarter. 

5. Observance of Brethren C.E. Day in month of 
February. 

6. Offering or pledge for project and report sent in. 
Special Goals for Project 3 — Stressed during March. 

April, May: 

7. B.S.L.V. presented at least once each month dur- 
ing the quarter. 

8. Quiet hour presented at least once each month 
during the quarter. 

9. Offering or pledge and report sent in. 

Special Goals for Project 4 — Stressed during June. 
July, August: 

10. Servicemen evangelism presented once a month 
during the quarter. 

11. Representative at Brethren summer camp, if 
one in the district. 

12. Offering or pledge and report for quarter sent 
in. 

SPECIAL GOALS TO BE ATTAINED DURING 
THE ENTIRE YEAR 

13. Pre-prayercircle before C.E. meetings. 

14. Representative at Brethren C.E. rally, whenever 
one is held in the district. 

15. 25 c " of members having access to the C.E. page 
in The Brethren Missionary Herald. 

16. A new member added to the society during the 
year. 

17. Conducting some devotional meeting outside of 
the regular C.E. meetings, such as jails, hospitals, mis- 
sions, etc. 

18. Someone won to Christ by individual effort of 
society member. 

19. Monthly news review before the society, and 
news report of your society sent to news editor at least 
once during the year. 

20. 75"^ of vour society members being members of 
National Brethren C.E. Union. 

21. Above goals completed and all offerings or 
pledges and reports sent in by Aug. 15, 1943. 

Mrs. Paul E. Dick, 

Executive Secretary. 



Let us so live that we may be lighthouses 
by life's troubled sea. 



I will have to answer at 
the judgment bar of God 
for my neglect, and dis- 
obedience. 



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From 
Our Workers 



The Allentown Brethren Church, J. L. Gingrich pas- 
tor, has scheduled a revival for February 1st to 14th 
with Rev. R. E. Gingrich of Ellet, Ohio as evangelist. 
Pray earnestly that through those meetings, which 
end on the day that the world celebrates as St. Valen- 
tin's Day, the love of God might be brought into the 
lives and hearts of many lost and needy souls. 

We received the following report from the Martins- 
burg, Pa. Church, where Robert E. Miller is pastor: 

We have a fine Boys Brotherhood going with eigh- 
teen enrolled members attending. We are 100% mis- 
sionary-minded. Six months of the year we give our 
offering to Home Missions ($7.00 this year) and six 
months to Foreign Missions ($6.00 last Easter). None 
of our offerings go for expenses. It is all missionary! 
The boys learn a victory verse each meeting, which is 
twice monthly; they bring the Victory Book, the Bible; 
and they bring a victory pal and go to S.S. and church 
each week to get a V for Victory. But "Thanks be to 
God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord 
Jesus Christ." (I Cor. 15:57.) 

How is this for a record? The Brethren Church of 
Wayneboro, Pa., whose pastor is R. D. Crees, has just 
mailed a check for §1339.03 to the Home Mission Coun- 
cil as their Thanksgiving offering. This is the largest 
Home or Foreign Mission offering that they have ever 
given. Praise God for giving such as this. 

R. Paul Miller, Secretary of the Home Missions 
Council, will conduct a series of evangelistis meetings 
at the Portis Brethren Church from January 12th to 
January 24th. Be much in prayer for Rev. Paul A. 
Davis and his congregation. 

Another church joins the ranks of 100 percenters. 
Every member of the Peru, Ind. Brethren Church, 
Robert Ashman rjastor, is now receiving the Brethren 
Missionary Herald. 



TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

Nine dollars for me, and one for the Lord — 

Can I spare that dollar now? 
Ah yes, I have promised the tenth to Him 

And so I will keep my vow. 
That certainly is enough to give — 
It costs so much, these days, to live. 

Nine dollars for me, and one for the Lord — 

Somehow that seems so small 
When I think how He counted not the cost 

But freely poured out His all. 
Shall I stop with giving a tenth, when He 
Has given Himself, priceless Gift, for me? 

Dear Lord, all I have and am is Thine, 
Redeemed with Thv blood one day; 

take every bit of this life mine. 
And use it in Thine own way. 

1 love thee, my Savior, Redeemer, King, 
And gladly my all to thy feet I bring. 

— E. L. Young. 



MISSIONS 

Apply — Preparation (II Tim. 2:12). 
Comply — Dedication (Rom. 12:1,2). 
Reply — Consemation (Isa. 6:8). 
Supply — Proclamation (Mark 16:15). 



J AN U ARY 16, 1943 



THANKSGIVING OFFERING REPORT 
BRETHREN HOME MISSIONS COUNCIL 

NOTE: — All funds for general fund, except those designated as follows: 
(E) Evangelistic; (Ky.) Kentucky: (Hag) Hagerstown; (C.K.) Clayhole, 
Ky.j (C.F.) Cuyahoga Falls. 

Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Indiana $ 6.00 

G. W. Hall, Audubon. N. J 1.00 

Walter R. Ronemous, Charleston, S. C 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Amzie Weimer, Remington, Va 10.00 

A Friend 20.00 

FALLS CITY, NEBR. BRETHREN CHURCH — 

Mrs. Harriet Kimmel 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Grush (E) 10.00 

Mrs. Amelia Kimmel, (K) 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Prlchard (CI.K) 10.00 



Total S 31.00 

Dr. and Mrs. Milon Lindblad, Bremerton, Wash 50.00 

BETHEL BRETHREN CHURCH, OSCEOLA, IND — 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford 25.00 

Carolyn Crawford 5 00 

Botty and Jack Yerger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schumacher 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert Hill 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Balsley 10.00 



Miscellaneous 



Tota l $ 72.50 

1st BRETHREN CHURCH, PORTIS, KANS. — 

Mr. Charles Knoll 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Doollttle 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Brumbaugh 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs, T. R. Monroe 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Angell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brumbaugh 10.00 



Peterson 



Misses Maggie and 

Mrs. Etta Smith (E) 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolf 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brumbaugh . . 
Rev. Paul A. Davis and family 
Miss Ardlth Stewart 



5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

8.75 

5.00 

Gifts [ess than $5.00 26.74 

Total $146.49 

PLEASANT GROVE BRETHREN CHURCH, 
NORTH ENGLISH, IOWA — 



Rev. R. H. Kettell 5 

Mr. C. S. Gelger 

Miss Mattle Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. August Slefker 

Dwlght Erteld 

Donald Faas 

Miss Vera Miller 

Guy Miller 

Erwln Lortz 

Mr. and Mrs. John Myers 1 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) (Gen) 



10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

20.00 

20.00 

25.00 

5.00 

10.00 

5.00 

10.00 

00.00 

11.50 



Total $226.50 

RED HILL BRETHREN CHURCH, BOONE MILL, VA. — 

Mr. and Mrs. K. E, Richardson $ 50.00 

Milton Minnix 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hartman 10.10 

Mr. and Mrs. Isle Mlnnis 8.12 

Miscellaneous 26.37 

To'al $109.59 



1st BRETHREN CHURCH, COMPTON, CALIF. — 

SPECIAL GIFTS for Jack and Helen Brown: 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fisher $ 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Walroff 5.00 

Gifts less than $2.00 e.25 

SPECIAL GIFTS for Claude Pearson: 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fisher 10.00 

Total Special gifts . . . $ 46.25 

1st BRETHREN CHURCH, CLAY CITY, IND. — 

Rev. and Mrs. Randall L. Rossman 5.00 

Miss Jo. L. Morris 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Luher 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Roush 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Megenhardt 5.00 

Mrs. Lewis C. Rentschler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Oberholtzer (E) 5.00 

Ever Welcome Class 5.00 

Friendship Bible Class ". 5.00 

Miscellaneous 10.50 

Total $ 60.50 

CLAYTON BRETHREN CHURCH. CLAYTON, OHIO — 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Huddleston 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Landis 10.00 

Miss Lillie Landis 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Loffman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. R. Shank 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Slefer 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Whiting 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Waymire 10.00 

Women's Bible Class (Ky.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Zeisert 10.00 

Total $125.00 

1st BRETHREN CHURCH, WAYNESBORO. PA. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Bearlnger $ 60.00 

W. E. Bearinger 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bingaman 10.00 

Mrs. Grace Boyer (Hag) 5.00 

Rev. R. D. Crees 5.00 

Mrs. R. D. Crees 5.00 

Rosemary Crees 5.00 

Dorothy Crees 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edw. Cordell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edw. Cordell, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Frank Foster 5.00 

Friend 10.00 

Friend 5.00 

Friend 5.00 

Friend (Hag) 20.00 

Friend ( Hag) 50.00 

Friend (E) 12.00 

Miss Elsie Good 11.00 

Edwin Hebb 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Harmony (Gen) (Hag) 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heefner (Gen) (Hag) 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Heefner 10.00 

G. E. Helman 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kleppinger (Hag) 35.00 

Miss LaRue Malles 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Manns 10.00 

Charles E. Martin 10.00 

Mrs. Lulu B. Minnich 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Musselman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Pelffer 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Rock (Hag) 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rock 50.00 

Raymond Rock 5.00 

Robert Rock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rosenberger 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schildt (Hag) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Q. Sheeley (Gen) (CK) 20.00 

D. C. Sheeley 6.00 



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THE BRETHREN 



Mrs. Mamie Snider 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Stains 25.00 

Miss Phyllis Stains 5.00 

Miss Betty Sweeney 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Sweeney 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wollard (Hag) 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ylngling 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Young 10.00 

Signal Lights 10.00 

Junior C.E 5.00 

Intermediate C.E 10.00 

Senior S.M.M 7.50 

W.M.C 20.00 

Sunday School 349.28 

Church gifts less than S5.00 153.25 

Total S1 .339.03 

11st BRETHREN CHURCH. CANTON. OHIO 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Beachey $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Bell 75.00 

Vicki Boholtz 5.00 

J. K. Chapman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Crawford 20.00 

Mrs. J. Davenport 5.00 

Mrs. J. and Jules DuBar 5.00 

Rev. D. F. Elkenberry 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. and Don Everhart 5.00 

Dorothy Heaston 5.00 

Mrs. A. B. Kidder 5.00 

Carl Knop 5.00 

June Marsh 12.00 

Geo. F. Meiser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moody 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers 6.00 

Mrs. Wllla Ochelree 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Glenn O'Neal 25.00 

Primary Dept 48.1 3 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Rice 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. A Robinson 6.00 

Senior Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 10.00 

. Wray Shankel 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Emlyn Smith 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Smith 25.00 

Vina Snyder 30.00 

Stull, Fred G 5.00 

T. M. Stump , 25.00 

Margaret Sutek 5.00 

Opal Bechtel 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bechtel 10.00 

Miscellaneous 22.60 

Miscellaneous ( E ) 60 

Total $414.23 

DISTRICT MISSIONS 
1st BRETHREN CHURCH. CANTON. OHIO — 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guitar (CF) 20.00 

Total s 20.00 

1st BRETHREN CHURCH, BEAVER CITY, NEBR. — 

Ernest E. Myers $ 1 5.00 

Anna Manley 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Ackerman 5.00 

Mrs. C. D. Miller (E) 5.00 

Church 6.21 

Gifts less that S5.00 3.00 

. . Gl'ts prevlosly reported 76.00 

Total $114.21 

1st BRETHREN CHURCH. LEON, IOWA — 

Rev. and Mrs. Miles Taber 15.00 

Mrs. D. T. Mancheser 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. M. E. Newlln 10.00 



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IH-HH!IL*..IIU.I.' 




Please enter my subscription to the Brethren 
Missionary Herald for one year. One dollar ($1) 
enclosed. Send it to: 



Name 




3336 So. Calhoun f 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. > 

K3»CX«i^*X5a<*5^CSXXWC*X5^^ 

Imogene Frost 5.00 

Mrs. Guy Chambers 5.00 

Angle Garber 5.00 

Mrs. Clyde Pickering 6.00 

S. S. Birthday Offering 14.05 

Church 56.52 

Total $1 20.67 

To be continued next month. 

Respeofully submitted, 

R. PAUL MILLER, Secretary. 



PUNISHMENT 



I spanked a little boy last night. 
I thought that I was doing right; 
I thought that I was punishing 
A little boy for some wrong thing. 

Today I bought a ball and kite 
For that same boy I spanked last night; 
Bought marbles, tops and everything, 
To counteract the punishing. 

You see, through tears this little lad 
Tried hard to smile and then said, "Dad, 
Will spanking make me good like you?" 
I think you would have bought things too. 

Dear God, I am a man; and yet. 
Just like my boy, I oft forget; 
So, if the rod brings blessings near, 
I bow my head — I will not fear. 

— R. A. Grady. 



OF COURSE, there are generally ten times more 
women than men in church, but there are thirty 
times more men than women in jail. Think it over! 
It ays to serve Jesus! 



GRUMBLERS DON'T WORK— WORKERS DON'T 
GRUMBLE. 



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EDITORIALS BY 

Professor 

HERMAN A. HOYT 

Winona Lake, Ind. 







PRE-THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS AND THE DRAFT 



It is recognized by everyone that at the present rate 
men are being called to the armed service of the 
United States that it will not be long before the 
youth of the land from which the professions are sup- 
plied will be depleted. This is especially true of the 
ministry. So to meet the present emergency something 
must be done. But the method employed for the min- 
istry must differ from that employed in any other 
profession. 

At first thought the church may feel that the thing 
to do is to ordain young men to the ministry so that 
they may escape the draft. But this is a dangerous 
practice, so far as the church is concerned and it may 
be an unfair use of the protection extended to the or- 
dained ministry by the government. It is dangerous 
for the church, for it thrusts men into the ministry 
who have been morally untried and intellectually un- 
trained. Nothing but wholesale disaster can result from 
such methods. After the war the church may find 
that she has on her hands a group of ministers who 
are opportunists and parasites, feeding upon the 
church and contributing nothing to it. Such a method 
to save men for the ministry may provide opportunity 
for mere draft dodgers to find protection. Such men 
are not only paor citizens, but they will make poor 
ministers. Obviously this method to conserve men for 
the ministry is unfair both to the country, which pro- 
tects us. and to the church, which ministers to our 
spiritual welfare. 

Another possible solution to this problem is to thrust 
men into theological seminaries, knowing that such 
men are deferred from military service. But, while this 
has some advantages over the other method, it is still 
a dangerous practice, and for the same reasons. While 
students will be delayed in their entrance into the 
ministry by a space of three years, this is little enough 
time for the moral and intellectual processes of a 
young man to mature. And while the posibilities for 
failure are reduced, they are not reduced to a mini- 
mum. This is true because the young man comes to 
seminary without the proper moral and intellectual 
background, and thus is unable to make the most of 
the theological training in the seminary. To thrust 
young men into theological seminaries so early may re- 
duce the possibilities for opportunists and draft dod- 
gers, but it will not entirely close the door to them. So 
this method, too, is unwise, although not so impossible 
as the first. 

The method proposed by the United States govern- 
ment, as thoroughly consistent with the present se- 
lective service law, and a method safeguarding the 
church from the dangers of the above two, is the 
method the church ought to follow. The government 
recognizes the fact that there is a tremendous need 
for the ministry of the church, that it is vital to the 
welfare of the nation. Since at present there is a ser 
ious shortage of men in the ministry, this shortage 
must be supplied from some source. The logical source 
is from the theological schools established for this Dur- 
pose. But obviously, unless voung men have received 
pretheological training in colleges or universities, thev 
are not prepared to enter the seminary for theological 
training. So the government has made provision 
whereby young men. who have demonstrated serious 
purpose for the ministry, may take pre-theological 



training in college or university under the direction 
of the seminary to which they intend to go, and will 
receive a deferred classification. 
LOYALTY TO CHRIST AND TO THE GOVERNMENT 

Christ and His Church is the first concern of a 
genuinely saved individual. That is the first concern 
of Grace Theological Seminary. We want to safeguard 
the ministry from mere draft dodgers, from the op- 
portunist, from the morally untried, from the intel- 
lectually untrained, and from the spiritually uncalled. 
So, we endorse wholeheartedly the provisions made by 
the selective service law, and are publishing the pro- 
visions of this law in this issue of the Herald. Every 
minister of the church should read this article care- 
fully, noting each provision and each suggestion made 
by the selective service law. Then this should be fol- 
lowed carefully. This will enable the minister to give 
the proper advice to the young men of his congrega- 
tion who are looking toward the ministry. 

The following things need emphasis, so we call them 
to your attention. 

In the first place, the government does not want to 
deter any young man from the ministry whose pur- 
pose is serious. This means that any young man who 
feels called of God to the ministry ought to be spared 
to the ministry, for other things being equal, with 
training, this is the young man who will be a spiritual 
asset to the church and the nation. Such a young 
man will never fall into the class of draft dodgers and 
opportunists. It should be remembered, however, that 
the spiritual purpose of this young man must be dem- 
onstrated. The government does not know, and must 
therefore depend upon the testimony of others con- 
cerning him. Therefore, care should be taken to ac- 
cumulate the evidence for this serious purpose. The 
date of conversion, of dedication to full time service, 
of decision for preparation should all be gathered and 
kept. Any Christian activities in which the young man 
has been engaged will help to show his purpose. Then, 
of course, there is the testimony of those who know 
him, especially the pastor. 

In the second place, the young man ought to be 
under the guidance of the theological institution to 
which he intends to go. He should apply for admit- 
tance to the seminary; and thus, there will be records 
of his intentions on file, and he should request advice 
as to the proper pre-theological training needed for 
entrance into the seminary. This will enable the sem- 
inary to certify to the government that this young man 
is under its care and direction, and on its advice is 
pursuing a course of pre-theological training in a rec- 
ognized institution. 

In the third place, the young man should obtain 
two certificates, both of these to be filed with the local 
draft board when he returns his questionnaire. One of 
these certificates comes from his pastor, and the other 
comes from the theological institution in which he 
intends to take his theological training. (Read care- 
fully paragraph 4 of nart IV of the selective service 
bulletin in this issue). It ought to be added here, that 
these matters should be cared for immediately. 

These precautions have the endorsement of the gov- 
ernment, and inasmuch as the government has been 
gracious in these matters, the Church should be care- 
ful to measure up in every point. Moreover, every ef- 
fort should be made to safeguard the testimony of 
the church for Jesus Christ. 



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JANUARY 2 3, 1943 



/VcUlattcU JieadcffUKinienX— Selective Sendee, Syitem 




PART I: 1. Regular or duly ordained ministers of 
religion and students who are preparing for the min- 
istry in theological or divinity schools have been rec- 
organized for more than one year prior to Sept. 16, 
1940) are exempted from 
training and service under the 
Selective Training and Ser- 
vice Act of 1940, as amended. 
2. In giving deferment to 
regular or duly ordained min- 
isters of religion and to stu- 
dents studying for the minis- 
try in recognized theological 
schools, Congress has recognized the necessity of re- 
ligious guidance and education as vital to the welfare 
of the nation. 

PART II: 1. Many religious denominations and 
many theological or divinity schools require that a 
student complete a full course of academic study in 
a recognized university or college as a prerequisite to 
entering a recognized theological or divinity school. A 
student in training and preparation in a recognized 
university or college who is studying for the ministry 
will pursue a course of study which will include cul- 
tural subjects, with certain specific subjects designed 
to contribute to his qualification as a minister, and 
upon graduation will normally acquire a degree of 
Bachelor of Arts. 

PART III: 1. Upon information received from re- 
liable sources, it appears that there is generally a 
shortage of persons trained, qualified, or skilled as 
regular or duly ordained ministers of religion, and that, 
in addition, there is a shortage of students studying 
for the ministry in recognized theological or divinity 
schools. It is realized that in order to maintain a sup- 
ply of students in recognized theological or divinity 
schols and thus assure a sufficient suply of regular or 
duly ordained ministers of religion it is necessary that 
a sufficient number of students acquire pre-reauisite 
training and preparation in recognized universities 
and colleges. 

PART IV: 1. A registrant who is in training and 
preparation and who is pursuing academic studies for 
the ministry in a recognized university or college mav 
not be considered for occupational classification until 
the close, or approximately the close, of his second or 
sophomore year in a recognized university or colege. 



2. A registrant who is in training and preparation 
and who is pursuing academic studies for the minis- 
try in a recognized university or college may be con- 
sidered for occupational classification at the close, or 
approximately at the close, of his second or sopho- 
more year in a recognized university or college if he 
is pursuing a course of academic study upon the suc- 
cessful completion of which he will have acquired the 
necessary training, qualification, or skill, and if he 
gives promise of continuing and will be acceptable for 
continuing such course of study and wll undertake 
further classroom work within a period of not to ex- 
ceed four months from the close of his second year, 
provided that, in addition, there should be furnished 
the certifications referred to in paragraph 4 of this 
part. 

3. A registrant who is in training and preparation 
and who is pursuing academic studies for the ministry 
in a recognized university or college may be considered 
for occupational classification during his third and 
fourth years in a recognized university or college, 
provided that he gives promise of the successful com- 
pletion of such course of study and the acquiring of 
the necessary degree of training, qualification, or skill, 
and provided, further, that there should be furnished 
the certifications referred to in paragraph 4 of this 
part. 

4. A registrant who is pursuing a course of academic 
study in a recognized university or college as a pre- 
requisite to entering a recognized theological or di- 
vinity school cannot be easily distinguished from other 
students pursuing academic studies. For this reason, it 
is advisable in considering the occupational classifi- 
cation of such a registrant that there should be re- 
quired two certificates, one certificate from a recog- 
nized theological or divinity school to the effect that 
upon the registrant's successful completion of his pre- 
requisite academic studies he will be accepted and en- 
rolled in the theological or divinity school, and the 
other from a recognized church, religious sect, or re- 
ligious organization to the effect that the registrant 
is pursuing his pre-requisite academic studies in a 
recognized university or college under the direction 
and supervision of such recognized church, religious 
sect, or religious organization. 

(Signed) LEWIS B. HERSHEY, 

Director 



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Sept. 1--Dec. 31—1942 



Name 



Receipt No. 



.To I- Morris, Clay City. Indiana 3840 

C'layhole Brethren Church, Modesto, Cal 3850 

Modesto Brethren Church. Modesto, Ca] 3851 

Mr. and Mis. Louis Allen, Washington. D. C 3852 

Rev. F. <;. Coleman. Jr.. Allentown, Pa 3853 

Ceo. R. Peck, Ashiand, Ohio 3.854 

Miscellaneous and Anonymous Cash Conference Of- 
fering 3855 

Mrs. K. W. Holgate. Escalon, Cal. (Modesto) 3850 

Mable Crawford, Winona Lake, Ind. (Whittier) . . . .3857 

Louise Kimmel, Berne, Ind. (Fort Wayne) 3858 

Ruth Christy. Geneva, Indiana (Btrne) 3850 

Mr. and Mrs. .Tohn Leistner. Rockford, O. (Berne) .. 3800 

Bertha Stevens. Fort Wayne, Indiana 3SG1 

Rev. and Mrs. John Aeby, Winona Lake, Ind. (Fort 

Wayne) 3802 

l'eter Bury. Winon.: Lake. Ind. (Fort Wayne) 3803 

Ruth Bergert, Waterloo. Iowa 3804 

Rev. Paul Davis. Portis. Kansas 3865 

Cecil Kenipton, Bridgman, Mich. (New Troy) 3866 

D. E. Rico, Canton, Ohio 3867 

Mrs. A. B. Kidder. Canton, Ohio 38GS 

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Link, Ambridge, Pa. (Cleve- 
land! I 3869 

Mr. ami Mrs. C. E. Plunk. Ellet, Ohio 3870 

Gladys Miller, Fremont. Ohio 3871 

Rev. W. A. Steffler, Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) .... 3S72 

Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Richardson, Roanoke. Va 3873 

Ruby Smith. Winchester, Va 3874 

R. Saunders. Washington. D. C 3875 

Rev. Chas. W. Mayes, Ashland, Ohio (Tenth St.).. 3876 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walter. Harrah, Wash 3877 

Mrs. Florence Bowhall, Warsaw, Ind. (L.A. 2nd).. 3878 
Mrs. Edna Finley. West Union, W. Va. (LA. 2nd) . .3879 
George Dworshak, Winona Lake, Ind. (L.A. 2nd).. 3880 
J. Keith Altig, Winona Lake, Ind. (Fort Wayne).. 3 881 
M. L. Goodman, Winona Lake. Ind ( Modesto) .... 3882 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Force, Lynwood. Cal. (S. Gate). 3883 

Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Day. Whittier. Cal 3884 

Mrs. Lucy Bond. Dania. Florida 3885 

Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Fetters, Berne. Ind 3886 

Mrs. Eva Parr. Berne. Ind 3887 

In Memory of John Parr, Berne, Ind 3888 

Mis. Addie Sipe, Willshire. Ohio (Berne) 3.889 

Mr. and Mrs Clark Sipe, Rockford, Ohio (Berne) . .3890 

Archie Parr, Berne, Ind 3891 

John Nash. Rockford, Ohio (Berne) 3892 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Ind 3893 

Glen Agler. Berne, Ind 3894 

Mrs. L. C. Rentschler. Clay City, Ind 3895 

Mr-. Paul Marvin. Flora, fold 3890 

Rev. and Mrs. Leo Pohnan, Fort Wayne, Ind .3897 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby, Indianapolis, Ind. (Fort 

Wayne) 3N98 

Mr. and Mis Ed Derf, Huntington, Ind 3899 

Sire. Seitha Dawson. Marion. Ind 3900 

Mrs. C. E Hevel, North Liberty, Ind 3901 

Mrs Arthur Balsley, North Liberty, Ind 3902 

Arthur Balsley, North Liberty. Ind 3903 

Mrs. Paul Kesling, Peru, Ind 3904 

Mr- Geo. Huddleson, Peru, Ind 3905 

Mr- Are, Flora Denver, Ind. (Peru) 3900 

Mr, l A. Hunter, Pern, Ind 3907 

Mrs. Lillian Hehn, Peru, Ind 3908 

Warren Bowser, Arm, Id. P.-nn 3909 

Mr-, char Grendstaff, Peru Ind 3910 

Mr,. E. It. Fitz. Dallas Center, Iowa 39 11 

Mr. and Mrs. elms. Rover, Dallas Center, Iowa. .. .3912 
Mr. and Mrs Ralph Morgan, Dallas Center, Iowa. . . .3913 



nount Name Receipt No. 

? 25.00 Mark Cook. Dallas Center. Iowa 3914 

5.00 Rev. J. S. Cook. Dallas Center. Iowa 3915 

11.00 Angie Garber, Leon. Iowa 3910 

100.00 Mrs. Maggie Peck. Waterloo, Iowa 3917 

5.00 Betty Angle, Hagerstown, Md 39 1s 

20.00 Carson Rottler, Hagerstown, Md 3919 

Grace Rottler, Hagerstown, Md 392(1 

44,43 Alice Henney. Freeport, Mich. (Lake Odessa) 3921 

2.00 C. L. Henney, Freeport, Mich. (Lake Odessa) 3922 

1.00 Mrs. Phoebe Mote. Hastings, Mich. (Lake Odessa) .. 3923 

5.00 Rev. Blaine Snyder, Freeport. Mich. (Rake Odessa). 3S24 

5.00 Mrs. Ann Swails. Rhinelander. Wise. (New Troy).. 3925 

1.00 Geo. Cone. Jr.. Bellville. Ohio (Ankenytown) 3920 

1.00 Florence Bechte). Fredericktown, O. (Ankenytown) .. 3927 

Rev. Geo. E. Cone, Bellville, O. ( Ankenytown) .... 3928 

10.00 Pvt. Paul J. Cone. Bellville, O. (Ankenytown) .... 3929 

3.IKI Mrs. Paul Koons, Ashland. Ohio .3930 

1.IMI Mis, Win. A. Siefer. Brookville, O. (Clayton I .... 3931 

1.00 Mrs. Mary Foekler. Canton, 3932 

2.00 Mrs, Willa Ocheltree. Canton. 3933 

3 00 Edna Moore. Cleveland. 3934 

2.00 Wesley Haller, Dayton. O. (First) 3935 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hoffman, Dayton, O. (N. 

25.00 Riverdale) 3936 

1.00 Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Bowser, Dayton. O. (First) ... 3937 

.50 Roy Patterson, Dayton, O. (First) 3938 

1.00 Geo. Wogaman, Winona Lake, Ind. (Dayton 1st).. 3939 

111. no Mr. and Mrs. Welsel Baker. Dayton, Ohio (Dayton 

1.00 1st) 3940 

1.00 Vernon Cone, Akron. Ohio (Ellet) 3941 

5.00 Car! W. Martin and Ethel Martin, Lagrance, O. 

5.00 (Fairhaven) 3942 

5.00 Mrs. Clara Beegle. West. Salem, O. (Fairhaven ).. 3943 

5.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin. West Salem. O. (Fair- 

10.00 haven) 3944 

5.00 C. M. Ash. Fremont, 3945 

1.00 Mrs. Gordon Gonawein. Fremont. 3940 

5.00 Mrs. Oliver Winters, Fremont, 3947 

10 00 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hague, Fremont. 3918 

10.00 Esther Saul. Fremont. 3949 

15.00 Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hastings, Lodi, O. (Homerville) . 3950 

10 00 A Friend. Homerville. 3951 

10.00 Mrs. Seitha Dawson. Marion. Ind 3952 

10.00 Susie Wysong, Brookville, Ohio (New Lebanon) .... 3953 

10.00 Gladys Hoover, Rittman, Ohio 3954 

5.00 Rev. J. L. Gingrich. Allentown, Pa 3055 

10.00 Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brallier, Conemaugh, Pa 3950 

loo no Mr. and Mrs H. C. Custer. Johnstown. Pa. (Cone- 

50.00 maugh) 3957 

5.00 Miss Rose Snyder, Conemaugh, Pa 3958 

5.00 Miss Ruth Snyder, Conemaugh, Pa 3959 

10.00 Glover Snyder, Sonemaugh, Pa 3960 

Ada Mae Jones. Johnstown, Pa. (Frst) 3901 

5 Mrs. John Griffith, Conemaugh, Ta. (Pike) 3902 

Jackson Dishong, Conemaugh. Pa. (Pike) 3903 

Mrs. Louis Diamond. Mineral Point. Pa. (Pike) .... 3904 

Dorthen Haines, Waynesboro, Pa 3905 

Mr. and Mrs, It. L. siaio,. Waynesboro, Pa 3900 

Priscilla L. Zimmerman, Martinsburg, Pa. (Yellow 

Civ, kl 3907 

Mis, Mars Pi-iir,,, Limestone, Tenn 3968 

First Brethren Church, Grafton. W. Va 8969 

Mi,, Margaret Sampson, Branchville, Md. (Washing- 
ton. I). C.) 3970 

Mr. ami Mrs. O. It. Wiles. Washington D. O. 

(Washington, D. C 3971 

Mr. and Mrs Lee Itiuni. Washington, D. C 3972 

[Catherine Sampson, Branchville, Md. (Washington, 

D, c.) 3973 



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JANUARY 2 3, 1943 



Miss Margaret Sutek, Canton, Ohio 3974 

Mr. and Mrs. Solon Hoyt, Winona Lake, Ind 3975 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Nickel, Winona Lake, Ind. (Sun- 

.myside) 3976 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Wesley Miller, Goshen, Ind 3977 

Miss Louise Kimmel, Berne, Ind. (Fort Wayne) ... 3078 

Roy Bowser. Arnold, Pa 3979 

Lizzie Bowser, Arnold, Pa 3980 

Rev. and Mrs. Archie L. Lynn, Johnstown, Pa. 

(First) '3981 

In Memory of Mrs. Rachel Devlin, Johnstown, Pa. 

(■First) 3982 

Mrs. Mary Bifano, Johnstown, Pa, (First) 3083 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kyler, Johnstown, Pa. (First) . .3084 
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Noon, Johnstown, Pa. (First) .. 3985 
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Moore, Johnstown, Pa. (First). 3986 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hindman, Johnstown, Pa. 

(First) 3987 

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Miller, Jnhnstown, Pa. (First) .3988 

Mr. Clyde Hill, Johnstown, Pa. (First) . .3989 

Mr. Lloyd Blough, Johnstown, Pa. (First) 3990 

Miss Mary Ellen Risevitz, Johnstown, Pa. (First) ... 3991 

Wissinger Family, Johnstown, Po. (First) 3902 

Mr. C. P. Hill, Johnstown, Pa. (First 3993 

Mr. C. T. Belt, Pawnee Rock, Kansas (Long B. 1st) .3994 

Mrs. Belle Stoner, Morrill, Kansas 3995 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Homey, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(Whittier) 3996 

Miss Anna Miller, Grafton, W. V 3997 

A Friend, Clayton, Ohio 399S 

Naomi Sipe, Rockford, O. (Berne) 3999 

Miss Dorothy Hay, Winona Lake, Ind. (La Verne) .. 4000 
Miss Mabel Crawford, Winona Lake, Ind. (Whit- 
tier) 4001 

Mis. H. S. Enzlow, Ottawa, Kansas 4002 

Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Falls City, Neb 4003 

Miss Gertrude Rumburg, Roanoke, Va 4004 

Rev. Louis Engle, Warsaw, Ind. (Dutchtown) . . . . 4005 

F. I. Runyon, Los Angeles, Cal. (Second) 4006 

Claud Milhgan, Los Angeles, Cal. (Second) 4007 

Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Anthony, Conemaugh, Pa 4008 

Sam Homey, Wfnona Lake, Ind. (Whittier) 4009 

Ralph Nichols, Washington, D. C 4010 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Schumaker, Elkhart, Ind. 

(OsBeloa.) 4011 

Edward Lewis, Winona Lake, Ind. (Phila. 1st).... 4012 
Mr. and Mrs. Frances Royer, Morrill, Kansas .... 4013 
Clyde C. Flick, Los Angeles, California (Long Beach 

1st) 4014 

Elaine Christy. Geneva, Ind. (Berne) 4015 

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Trapp. Sullivan, O. (Homer- 

vlllt) 4010 

Rev. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet. 4017 

Mrs. Edith Gingrich, Ellet, 4018 

Mr and Mrs. O. Rupert, Cuyhoga Falls, O. (Ellet) . .4019 

Mr. and Mrs. T. Carrol, Ellet, 4020 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Turner, Ellet, 4021 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Bowers, Akron, O. (Ellet) 4022 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Pryon, Ellet, 4023 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Smith, Akron, O. (Ellet) .... 4024 

Miss Dorothy Smith, Akron. O. (Ellet) 4025 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hayes, Ellet, 4026 

First Brethren Church, Ellet, 4027 

Dwight E. Waller, Long Beach, Cal. (First) .... 402S 

Samuel Baker, Long Beach. Cal (First) 4029 

Mrs. W. G. Eisenmann, San Francisco. Cal. (First) .. 4030 

Mrs. L. H. Nelson, Long Beach, Cal. (First) 4031 

R. Westmoreland, Seal Beach, Cal. (L.B. 1st) 4032 

Elving Ericson, Camp Livingston, La. (L.B. 1st) . . . .4033 

First Brethren Church, Long Beach Cal 4034 

Trof. and Mrs. H. A. Kent, Winona Lake, Ind. 

Washington, D. C 4035 

Angie Grabor, Leon, Iowa ; 4036 

Pvt. Benj. A. Hamilton, Jr., Camp Swift, Texas, 

(Whittier) 4037 

Men's Bible Class, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 4038 

Rev. and Mrs. Jack Mellick, Lexington, 4039 

Ambassadors of Grace Mission, Fresno, Cal 4040 

Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Lantz, Conemaugh, Pa 4041 



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10.00 
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1.00 



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1.00 
5.00 
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4.00 
5.00 

20.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 

13.00 
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10.00 



5.00 
15.00 



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19.50 



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5.00 



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10.00 



Ruth Christy, Geneva, Ind (Berne) 4042 5.00 

Prof, and Mrs. Herman A. Hoyt, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(Ellet) 4043 25.00 

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Tibbals, Palioia, Iowa 4044 25.00 

Rev. J. S. Cook, Dallas Center, Iowa 4045 5.00 

Mrs. Ann Swails, Rhinelander, Wise, (New Troy) . .4046 5.00 

Sam Homey, Winona Lake, Ind. (Whittier) ....4047 5.00 

A Student, Winona Lake Ind 4048 5.50 

Sr. Christian Endeavor, Berne, Ind 4049 15.82 

Presbyterian Church Offering — Bauman Lecture. .. 4050 11.20 

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Link, Ambridge, Pa. (Cleveland) 4051 25.00 

C. T. Belt, Long Beach, Cal. (First) 4052 100.00 

Mrs. Ellen Greaves, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) ....4053 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Randall, Dallas Center, Iowa . .4054 5.00 
Prof, and Mrs. Homer Al Kent, Winona Lake, Ind 

(Washington, D. C.) 4055 10.00 

Edward Lewis, Winona Lake, Ind (Phila. 1st) ....4056 5.00 

A Friend, Montana 4057 25.00 

L, A. Hayzlett, Wooster, O. (L. Beach 1st) 5058 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E Miller, Shannon. Ill 4059 10.00 

First Brethren Church, Philadelphia, Penn 4060 100.00 

Chales K. Kelsey, Swanton, O. (Bryan) 4001 15.00 

Mrs. D. F. Hoover, Dalian Center, Iowa 4062 5.00 

Dwight Fliekinger, Lanark, 111 4063 15.00 

Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Falls City, Nebr 4004 10.00 

O. C. Stnber, Peru, Ind 4065 10.00 

Mrs. Belle Zook, Huntington, Ind 4060 5.00 

Mrs. Joe Cobb, Belt, Mont 4067 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Richardson. Crafton, W. Va. 406S 10.00 

First Brethren Church, Portis, Kansas 4069 550 

M.. and Mrs. Bryson Fetters, Berne, Ind. (Bene) ..4070 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhn, Rockford, O. (Berne) 4071 10.00 

.lane K. Miller. Berne, Ind. (Berne) 4072 5.00 

Mrs. Pearl Parr, Berne, Ind. (Berne) 4073 5.00 

Mrs. Eva Parr, Berne, Ind. (Berne) 4074 5.00 

Rev. W. H. Schaffer, Berne, Ind. (Berne) 4075 5.00 

Mrs. Addie Sipe, Willshire, O. (Berne) 4076 7.00 

Geo. Sipe, Monroe, Ind. (Berne) 4077 10.00 

Mrs. Alta Smitley, Geneva, Ind. (Berne) 4078 1.00 

Mrs. Viola Witter, Rockford, O. (Berne) 4079 15.00 

S. S. Class No. 10, Bethel Brethren Church, Berne 

Ind. (Berne) 4080 10.23 

S. S. Class No. 11 Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, 

Ind (Berne) 4081 5.00 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Ind. (Misc. 

Offering) 4082 5.00 

Total $2941.98 

MRS. ALVA J. McCLAIX. 

Financial Secretary 



THE GREATEST TRUTH AND THE GREATEST LIE 



By believing the greatest lie men have fallen to 
horrible depths. By believing the greatest truth men 
have risen to glorious heights. 

The greatest lie is spoken by Satan who informs us 
that Christ does not exist. By basing their lives on 
that fallacy, men have forfeited everything really 
worthwhile here and herafter. Characters have been 
ruined, health squandered, money wasted, hopes shat- 
tered, and souls eternally doomed! 

The greatest truth comes from the Word of truth-- 
the Bible. It joyfully informs ,us— "He is risen; He 
lives; Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and for- 
ever." By building their lives on this truth, men have 
entered into true living in the midst of indescribable 
blessings, and have the glorious assurance of eternal 
life with Christ. 

The power of choice is man's greatest privilege. If 
used wrongfully it becomes his greatest curse. God in- 
vites us to choose the truth and live. Choose Christ 
now while the power of choice is still yours. (Prom 
"The Visitor.") 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



BMe ScUoal 





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IT WON'T BE DONE THIS 
WAY. IT'S TIME TO WAKE 
UP! 



Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord is 
all-important and rightfully comes first. When a per- 
son possesses a million dollars he is a millionare. Like- 
wise, when there is a personal acceptance of Christ 
that person becomes a Christian. The personal ac- 
ceptance of Christ is a starting point, a beginning, a 
foundation on which a Christian life and character 
can be built. Our Bible School teachers should 
tactfully and prayerfully, yet boldly, consider the 
winning of their scholars to Christ as their great op- 
portunity, their great responsibility. "He (the teacher) 
that winneth souls is wise." 



RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR BIBLE 
SCHOOL AWARDS 

First Brethren Church 
Ellet. Ohio 

Believing that the promise of rewards for faithful- 
ness is in harmony with Scripture and human nature; 
and believing that such rewards offer stimulating in- 
centive for serving the Lord more faithfully, the Board 
of the First Brethren Bible School submits the follow- 
ing agreement: 

1. Properly designated tickets will be given indicat- 
ing faithfulness in the following: 

(It. Scripture memorizing 
(2). Attendance 
(3). Bring a visitor 

(4). Being responsible for adding a name to the 
class roll 

2. Tickets shall be awarded upon the following 
basis: 

( 1 ) . One ticket shall be awarded for each scrip- 
ture verse memorized 

(2). One ticket shall be awarded for each Sunday 
the pupil is present on time for Bible School class 

(3). Two tickets shall be awarded to each pupil 
who brings a visitor to Bible school on time for class 
period, but no pupil shall be awarded a ticket more 
than once for the same visitor; nor may any pupil re- 
ceive a ticket for a visitor whom another pupil has 
brought unless a period of six weeks separates the 
times of bringing said visitor. Two tickets shall be 
awarded for each visitor brought. 

(4 ». Three tickets for each name added to any 
class roll shall be awarded to the pupil responsible for 
such additions. 

3. In case of a disagreement arising out of articles 
(3 1 and (4t above, the teachers of such pupils involved 
together with the secretary of awards shall decide to 
whom the awards shall go.. 

4. The tickets of award shall be worth one cent a 
piece, and shall be redeemed by the Bible school at 
that value for such premiums as the secretary of 
awards shall approve. Said premiums shall always be 
subject to the approval of the Bible school board in 
case any question of fitness arises. 



5. A Secretary of Awards shall be appointed by 
the General Superintendent. Her duties shall be as 
follows : 

(1). Provide the teachers with the necessary 

tickets 

(2). Select Scripture texts for pupils to memorize 
(3). Act as depository for tickets redeemed from 

Bible school pupils 

6. Awards shall be made to any pupil who earns 
such from beginners classes up through the inter- 
mediate classes. 



WHICH WAY ARE YOU LEADING? 



'Twas a sheep, not a lamb, that strayed away, 

In the parable Jesus told; 
A grown-up sheep, that had gone astray, 

From ninety and nine in the fold. 
And so with the sheep we earnestly plead, 

For the sake of the lambs, today; 
If the lambs are lost, what a terrible cost 

Some sheep will have to pay! 
Out on the hillside, out in the cold, 

'Twas a sheep the Good Shepherd sought; 
And back to the flock, safe into the fold, 

'Twas a sheep the Good Shepherd brought. 
And why for the sheep should we earnestly long. 

And earnestly hope and pray? 
Because there is danger if they go wrong, 

They will lead the lambs astray. 
For the lambs will follow the sheep, you know, 

Wherever the sheep may stray; 
When the sheep go wrong, it will not be long 

Till the lambs are as wrong as they. 

--Author Unknown. 



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pleased only with that which 
pleases Christ. 



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"Malaclu" 



By Lee Crist 



The name, Malachi, means my messenger. Truly he 
was as the Old Testament prophets were, God's true 
messengers in their times. He prophesied during the 
Persian period and it is generally thought that he was 
contemporaneous with Nehemiah, the latter being- 
governor. He lived after Haggai and Zechariah. The 
second temple was already built and dedicated. It no 
doubt was a great blessing for Nehemiah and Malachi 
to work together when they had so much evil and 
wickedness to fight against, for great abuses were in 
existence. The priests were corrupt, degenerate and 
inferior. They, as well as the people, were neglecting 
God's law hence they had forgotten the tithes, home 
duties and their service to the Lord. It was Malachi's 
task to warn priest and people alike to return to God 
and His law so that they might prosper and receive 
blessings. If they did not, in due time, the Lord of 
hosts would come in His day bringing judgment upon 
the wicked and eternal blessings to the righteous. 

God's Love and Law Spurned. 

We can be very grateful that the outstanding char- 
acteristic of God is one of Love. The Word states 
that God is love, and every Christian has seen this 
love wondrously manifested in many ways. How won- 
derful and how marvelous has that love always been 
to men. In His thinking of Israel He states: "I have 
loved you." Here the Lord speaks as a broken- 
hearted lover, one who has been deeply hurt. What a 
message of disappointment and sorrow these words 
contain. "I have loved you." He had always loved and 
tenderly cared for Jacob and His people, as a father 
does his children and what is His reward? 

Intead of appreciating the Lord's affectionate con- 
cern for them, they were like the Edomites, who were 
proud, haughty, and sinful. They show their lack of 

appreciation, ob- 
stinate character 
and rebellious na- 
ture by their ac- 
tions, particularly 
by the way the 
priests led the 
people into wicked- 
ness. They even 
offer blemished 
and imperfect sac- 
rifices upon the 
altar, but, as was 
in the case of Cain, 
the Lord would not 
receive such sacri- 
fices. The impor- 
tant consideration 
was not going 
through the form 
of service as it 
seemed to be to the 
priest, but to re- 
ceive spiritual blessings and help from the Lord by 
worshipping God reverently, obediently and with 
true spirit. 

What a tragedy! The priests, whom God and the 
people had entrusted with the sacred duties of teach- 
ing the law and leading the worship of the people, 
were themselves corrupt. They were not only dis- 
obedient and sinful but were also giving the people 
wrong instructions. Jesus spoke of these blind leaders 
when He was upon the earth in Matthew 15:14: "Let 
them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind. And 
if the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the 
ditch. Truly this was what was happening, the blind 




priests had "caused many to stumble at the law." 2:8 
The Priests Warned. 

Because of corrupting the Levitical covenant by 
worshipping the Lord in a formal way instead of in 
spirit, and also by disobeying the word in offering the 
wrong kind of sacrifices, the Lord issues a solemn 
warnmg to the priests. "And now, O ye priests, this 
commandment is for you. If ye will not hear and if ye 
will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, I 
will even send a curse upon you and I will curse your 
blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because 
^e do not lay it to heart." 

This certainly is an awful judgment, for the Lord 
does not say He will send a curse upon them but 
rather the blessings would be turned into a curse. 
Tnose things which they would usually count as bless- 
ings, such as the rest day, the Sabbath, the Law, and 
sacrifices, instead of being blessings, would become 
curses. The reaction being that they, as God's leaders, 
had neglected and disobeyed the Word. 

We may think of the terrible act of Cain who 
brought an unacceptable sacrifice to the altar of God 
which the Creator rejected. Also, we can conceive of 
of the terribleness of the priests of Malachi's time of- 
fering up blemished sacriiices to the Lord but we may 
ask is such done to-day? We must sorrowfully admit 
that too often we find such in this twentieth century. 
There are teachers and ministers who call themselves 
Jehovah's witnesses who tell the people there is no 
Hell, after death we will have another chance. Again 
there are false teachers of the scriptures who say 
Christ's blood was just as efficacious in His veins as it 
was when it was spilled on the cross of Calvary, even 
though the word plainly says without the shedding of 
blcoci there is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22.) There are 
many who are preaching in the pulpits today who go 
through a form of godliness but who deny the power 
thereof. They speak one thing; they sing of the won- 
derful Saviour but their hearts are far from what 
they say. Sad, sad indeed, how we expect to experience 
great blessings and the people become true lovers of 
God under such ministers. The sooner the curse 
which is pronounced upon the priests of Malachi's 
times falls on them the better it will be for the 
people, less they return to the Lord before hand. 
From such false teachers and ministers we cannot ex- 
pect rich fruitage. In fact, we believe that only one 
thing can result from such teaching and that is 
moral corruption. Such always follows when the Word 
is neglected. 

The People's Sins. 
. God has always desired a separate people but He 
expects to have such when they are obedient unto 
Him. From the beginning of Israel's history He has 
warned them from intermingling and intermarrying 
with the heathen people. But because of the negli- 
gence of the priests in not teaching the law, the Jews 
began intermarrying with the heathen women. They 
would forsake their wives leaving them weeping at 
the altar before God while they went on deeper into 
sin (2:14). This, of course, was contrary to God's law 
and also would keep them as Jewish people from car- 
rying out God's supreme purpose for them, which was 
to be "custodians of revelations and abiding witnesses 
of God's existence." 

But these people were also committing other sins. 
God had richly blessed them with material substances, 
with crops, herds, and flocks. They had been taught 
that the first of the field, the herd and the flock be- 
longed to God. But here again they were forgetting 
their obligations and privileges because the law was 
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So the prophet plainly proclaims: "Will a man rob 
God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say Wherein 
have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings." There 
fore. God tells them that they were thieves and rob- 
bers for they were using for themselves that which 
was not rightly theirs, for at least a portion of that 
which God had given to them was God's. Therefore 
the people are told as long as they walk in this care- 
less, disobedient way they will not be blessed. Rather 
does God say not that they will be, but now, "Ye are 
cursed with a curse, for ye have robbed me even this 
whole nation." Perhaps no greater curse can befall a 
people than that of having no desire or strength to 
obey the living God. I can think of nothing worse 
that could happen to the Lord's people, for these 
should have given their tithes and offerings gladly, 
but they did not. Rather had they with held them 
from God. 

How true also it is today to find people who con- 
tinually call upon Him as Lord, Lord, but doeth not 
the things which He says they should do. There are 
those today who have taken the name of Christ upon 
them who have no time for the Lord's service, who 
have no inclination to worship Him around the fam- 
ily altar or have little desire to worship Him in 
church. In fact, there are numbers of church people 
who seem to think that since they have accepted 
Christ they owe no more to the Lord and His work 
than before. Their time, talent* and money are theirs 
and to be used only bv them. Thev have forgotten 
apparently that they themselves, as well as all they 
possess, belong to God, for does not the Word say: "Ye 
are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: 
therefore glorify God in your body, and in ycur snirit 
which are God's. (1 Cor. 6:19-20.) Because of their 
negligence, their lack of desire to serve the Lord and 
to give to Him, one of the greatest of curses of all 
times is upon them, which is none other than their 
desire to live for themselves and not unto God. Such 
obstinancy and disobedience will cause them to lose 
many wonderful blessings here and great rewards in 
Heaven. If such disobedience continues they show no 
signs of salvation and probably will be forever lost. 

But praise the Lord for His patience and forbear- 
ance. He ever yearns to help and to assist. He bears 
patiently and long with His people as is seen in the 
time of Noah. He was willing to spare the people just 
as long as there were any hopes of having a small 
remnant. The same was true also of Sodom. If there 
would have been ten righteous men in that wicked 
city God would have spared it but this small number 
was not to be found there. So in the time of Malachi 
God continues to bear with His people and He plainly 
tells them that it is only because of his unchanging 
love that they, "the sons of Jacob," are not consumed. 
How patiently he again pleads with them. Re- 
turn unto me and I will return unto you, saith the 
Lord of hosts." Again God even promises to bless 
them if they will bring their tithes into the store 
house, yea and their blessings would be so great that 
they could not contain them. But if they will not re- 
turn unto Him judgment must follow. 

In every age God has had a small remnant who 
were willing to serve Him. Even at this time among 
such great wickedness again there were those who 




loved to fellowship together and to tell of the good- 
ness of the Lord to them and to their forefathers. 
These pleased the Lord because of their good deeds 
and consequently a book of remembrance was written 
down for them by the Lord. These were very precious 
to the Lord, they were His rare jewels. 

As Elijah thought in his time that there was no one 
who served the Lord, other than himself. Yet 
God told him plainly that the number which still wor- 
shipped Him at least were seven thousand. And we 
are sure that the same will be true even to the present 
time. The Lord does cause us to wonder about the 
number that are true to Him today and in the days 
just prior to His coming. For does He not say in Luke 
18:8, "When the son of man cometh shall He find 
faith in the earth?" 

Yet we know in spite of the numerous cults, with 
their false teaching, modernism with its deception 
and wickedness, God still has His faithful remnant 
today wiio still love to meet together and talk of Him 
and His goodness. Thank God for them, for truly they 
are the salt of the earth. God pity the inhabitants of 
the world when these cease to exit. 

The Pronouncement of the Coming Judgment 

The blindness of sin and wickedness is obviously 
seen in the retorts of the people in their thought 
of God speaking of punishment upon them for their 
sins. They ask. Where is the God of Judgment, as if 
they were desirous of receiving it, or they speak light- 
ly as if they would receive no pain or injury from it. 
But just as sure as they asked where is the God of 
judgment, just so sure was He in existence and in due 
time would He manifest judgment upon them. 

Now the prophet soeaks relative to the very one 
the wicked people had asked about. Surely God 
would send one to judge and punish them for their 
sins. He mentions here the messenger preceding 
Christ coming in judgment which no doubt is referred 
to in the last chapter and the fifth verse, which is 
Elijah. The one who is the Judge, the messenger of 
the covenant, the Lord of hosts, is none other than 
Jesus Christ. He will come "with a refiner's fire and 
like a fullers' soap." 

This time is spoken of in II Thessalonians 1:8 as 
the Lord coming "in flaming fire taking vengeance 
on them that know not God, and that obey not the 
gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." Everyone at that 
time on the earth will be judged, the sons of Israel as 
well as the heathen. It will be a time of judgment 
and separation. They that are proud and wicked 
shall be burned as stubble when they are cast into 
the lake of fire. 

The same one who is the great Judge, the terrible 
One, to the wicked will be the Son of righteousness to 
the true and righteous. He will be a source of joy 
and praise and blessing to them, then, as He has 
been to them before. They will not fear Him but will 
rejoice to see His wonderful face for they have long 
waited for this opportunity. 

People today perhaps are not saying in words: 
Where is the God of judgment? But never the less by 
their actions they just as boldly are saying such. We 
remember, too, the true statement which the poet has 
made: "actions speak louder than words." There 
are those in the church and in the world who are 
paying no attention to God's law relative to the tak- 
ing of another's wife. The practice is becoming more 
common every day and such acts looked upon with 
less disdain by men but not by God. Then the church 
people, today, are not only robbing God of their 
tithes and offerings but, vast numbers of them, also 
of their time and talents. Although they know Christ 
has so plainly said, "Occupy till I come, ye are my 
witnesses, ye are the light of the world." Yet their 
light burns but dimly, if at all. Then the members of 
the cults, modernists and agnostics are saying: Where 
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It is one thing to read the Bible through, 

Another thing to read to learn to do. 

Some read it as their duty once a week, 

But no instruction .from the Bible seek. 

Some read to bring themselves into repute, 

By showing: others how they can dispute; 

While others read because their neighbors do, 

To see how long 'twill take to read it through. 

Some read it for the wonders that are there, 

How David killed a lion and a bear. 

While some read it with uncommon care, 

Hoping to find some contradiction there. 

One reads it with his father's specs upon his head, 

And see the things just as his father said. 

Others read it to prove some pre-adopted creed. 

Hence understand but little that they read, 

For every passage in the book they bend 

To make it suit that all important end. 

So many people in these latter days, 

Have read the Bible in so many ways, 

That few can tell which system is the best, 

For every party contradicts the rest, 

But if you read it prayerfully you will see, 

Although men contradict, God's Words agree. 





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This is the fourth issue of the Herald for the 


3. 


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The Brethren Missionary Herald is published 

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"MALICHI" 

Continued from page 56 
is the God of Judgment when they scoff at the doc- 
trinal teachings of the blessed Word and teach people 
contrary to it. 

The unbelieving, wicked and vile, burdened down 
with habits as they go on in their sin, frequenting the 
bar rooms, road houses, theaters, and other sinful 
amusements, are saying by action at least, "Where is 
the God of Judgment?" But wait! Just as sure as 
they are living so wickedly and vile, just as sure, un- 
less they turn from their wicked ways and unto God, 
will they have to meet the God of Judgment. Some- 
time God's patience and mercy will grow weary with 
bearing so long. Only for the purpose of gathering 
out an elect from the world does He continue to man- 
ifest such patience and mercy. 

When this is done and the wicked become so ob- 
stinate and evil so as to not desire Him at all, He will 
come in vengeance and judgment destroying the 
wicked and bringing light and glorious blessings to 
the righteous. How are you expecting and planning 
to see Him, my friend— as a terrible God of vengeance 
or as the Son of righteousness with healing in His 
wings? The Lord would much prefer to greet you in 
the latter way, but this decision rests with you. 

Before Elijah comes to witness to the Israelites, as 
one of the two witnesses, may we rejoice that through 
God's grace and mercy the church, the saints of God, 
will have gone and shall be rejoicing forever with the 
Lord. How fortunate we are and how joyful we 
should be to know the Son of righteousness now has 
proven to us that there is healing in His wings. 




UiAltlna the 

By Rev. Henry Neale 

We set out to visit the Rabbi's residing in our dis- 
trict. We were armed with "the Sword of the Spirit" 
in the form of the American Translation of the New 
Testament in the Yiddish Language 
by Henry Einspruch, D. D. 

Our visits were especially interest- 
ing in that they revealed the con- 
trasting viewpoints of the Rabbi's con- 
cerning Old and New Testaments and 
concerning the Person and Work of 
the Messiah of Israel. 

The first Rabbi we visited, proved 
to be gracious, tolerant and spiritual. 
Our offer of the Yiddish New Testa- 
ment was only refussed because he already pos- 
sessed the New Testament in three languages. How- 
ever, he did receive from us a copy of "The Shepherd 
of Israel" and also the tract by Rev. L. Abromovitch 
entitled "An Open Letter to a Rabbi." 

Among other things mentioned, we spoke of the ex- 
pected arrival of the King of Israel preceded by "Ja- 
cob's Trouble." Here we found our viewpoints in gen- 
eral to be in harmony and so proceded to discuss 
Zechariah 12:10 and 13:6. We then asked him this 
question: "Rabbi, in the light of these pasages, is the 
Messiah a sacrifice as well as being a King"? His 
answer was evidently based on Daniel 12:9, "We shall 
know at the end." "But, Rabbi" we asked, "do not 
present conditions indicate that we are on the thresh - 
hold of the End Time and, therefore, should know 
now? Again his answer was, "time will tell." 

Our conversation together indicated that the Rab- 
bi recognized the Old Testament as the very word of 
God and that therefore its statements were true. We 
showed him from its pages that the Messiah must- 
needs suffer and die for sin before reigning as King 
of Kings. He did not deny this teaching and we hope 
he will not be satisfied to wait till the End, in order 
to gain that knowledge which alone can grant to 
him Eternal life. The next Rabbi we visited was also 
very friendly and tolerant; and very little question- 
ing was necessary in order to understand his view- 
point. He did most of the talking and informed us 
that he had nothing against Christ or the New Tes- 
tament and that he was well acquainted with its teach- 
ings. He had much literature on the subject and sev- 
eral editions of the New Testament. 

Summing it up, he said, "It is a beautiful story." 
"But, Rabbi," we said, "the New Testament distinctly 
shows us that Christ is the Messiah as presented in 
the Tenach, doesn't it? His answer was "that too 
is a fine story, good for women and children and the 
bygone ages, but not for this age with it's superior 
knowledge." "You mean, Rabbi, that youd o not be- 
lieve in the Old Testament"? "I do not" he replied: 
"and the story of Abram is a beautiful story of a 
man who probably never existed. Quotaitons from 
the Word of God elicited this replv: "I know that 
is what it says, but I do not believe it." "Then Rabbi 
what do you believe? His answer was "My Religion 
is a practical one; do good! This is in contrast to 
Christianity, which, while teaching love, practices 
hate and has murdered my people for two thousand 
years and is still doing so." 

We would have liked to have answered his last 
remarks, but he was at this time called away for an 
appointment and so had to wait for another oppor- 
tunity. 



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The snow has settled deep on the prairie town of 
Parlser, South Dakota as I write this. In many places 
tonight there will be prayer meetings, but not here. 
The prayer meetings closed two years ago when God 
called home the last old saint from the little Baptist 
church here, and I am lonely and homesick for the 
old fashioned prayer meeting of my own home church 
of 5th and Cherry in Long Beach, Calif. 

As I look out all I can see is snow. Yes, the movies 
and the card clubs will be going full swing tonight. I 
don't believe that even hell could stop them. They will 
be packed and God's little house of prayer will be 
darkened. How I long for the songs of Zion and again 
the spoken Word of my Lord. 

Four and one half years ago, I came here alone 
with my aged grand-mother from Long Beach to live 
in this unsaved home. My parents, from the start, 
were against me for I would not conform to the way 
of life which included cards, movies, and dances. 
Right away, I was in for some persecution and I re- 
ceived plenty of it. But in spite of all they could da I 
stuck doggedly to my separated life and my beloved 
foot washing. On that I was the freak of the town. 
People came from far and near to observe me. It's not 
fun to be the only Brethren in the whole state of 
South Dakota and have the nearest Brethren church 
a nice 500 miles away. 

My grandmother died soon after I came here and 
I was left in the hands of an unsaved family. My 
father is a skeptic and an agnostic and has permeat- 
ed his damnable doctrine against Christ and His 
cross into every member of the family except myself. 
Threats of an insane asylum, ridicule, persecution 
never made me waver from my decision to remain a 
Brethren and follow Him here. I only grow stronger 
with it all. I would not stop witnessing for Him, call 
me what my father might. 

I will be practically alone after our minister leaves, 
as far as Christian fellowship is concerned. There 
are only a handful in the little Baptist church that 
are really born again and none are separated. This is 
a town of 800 lost souls. Oh, pray with me for their 
salvation. You who have Christian fellowship, prayer 
meetings, spiritual churches, and the Word given you, 
praise God for it. You ought to be here on this prairie 
devoid of it all and see how you would like it with an 
unsaved family for company. 

Sometimes the loneliness is unbearable, the cross 
heavy, and I pray for my freedom from this place 
Then, I see the faces of my precious class of eighth 
grade girls, which I have had four years, and the 
little ramshackle Baptist church depending on me. 
and I can't go. You who enjoy the Word, remember 
to hide it deep in your heart, for some day you, as I, 
may be alorie. 

How I long for the blessed communion, the deep 
studv of the Word, the prayer meeting, also the fel- 
lowship of the saints that is not known to me in these 
bleak prairies. You don't know what it means to be an 
isolated Brethren until you try it. But God is able to 
keep and sustain you even in a place devoid of t^e 
Word. You are not alone! He has been with me: He 
will be with you. You who read this remember me in 
prayer and also the little Baptist church as we trv to 
do His will. It's the only one in town still preaching 
the Word. Isolated, yes, I am isolated from all of you. 
but not isolated, Praise God, ever from Him. Pray for 
me. 

Yours for the salvation of souls on the Prairie, 
Catherine Hackett 
P. S. This article is not written to glorify me but Him. 
I've suffered too much here to be very self-righteous. 
My unsaved family keep me burdened enough, also 
my father. 



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Panda Seed, the JlicjJtt 

Concluding; the story for our boys and girls by Miss Mary Emmert, Missionary in Africa. 



CHAPTER 15 



PONDO'S EYES ARE OPENED 

Synopsis 

After several years Pondo completed his training 
and married Zonggo. They did not get along very well 
together because she was not born again and desired 
the worldly things, while Pondo cared more for the 
things of God. Pondo under- 
went a very great trial, but 
through the prayers of his 
Christian friends he was deliver- 
ed. This experience brought him 
closer to the Lord than he had 
been heretofore. 




PONDO 



Pondo's wife, Zonggo, had run 
away again. So Koly decided to 
give his son some advice. "Why 
do you not let her go? Then you 
could get your dowry back," he 
suggested. "You can easily get 
another wife." 

"No." said Pondo. "They say a child of God must 
keep the same wife." 

"Well, I suppose as long as you stay at the mis- 
sion you shall have to keep her. But pick out another 
girl, and I shall start buying her for you. They won't 
Know it at the mission. Then when your work fails 
you there, you can take a second wife." 

"Oh, no," said Pondo. "I want no one but Znoggo, 
if she would only behave." 

"But you have no children," argued Koly. "You 
have been married quite a while now. You will never 
be happy without children. Who will bury you when 
you get old?" 

"I am a child of God now, father," said Pondo with 
some conviction. "I am beginning to see how God feels 
when we do not obey Him. He loves us and bought us 
with a great price. When we run away from Him, or 
sin against Him, His heart is very sad." 

Koly looked at his son with new attention. Pondo 
had never talked like this before. Perhaps there was 
something in this affair of God after all. 

A few months later, however, Pondo nearly lost all 
the ground he had gained. 

"Zonggo has run away with a chief's son," he was 
told one day. 

He was on his way to a neighboring village with a 
group of the "Fishermens' Club," who were going 
out to do personal work in the villages. He said 
nothing, but he could feel his anger rising. Sudden- 
ly they rounded a corner and came upon Zonggo and 
her new friend, wabbling drunkenly down the road 
ahead of them, arm in arm. 

Pondo lost his head entirely. He grabbed a cane 
out of someone's hands, and blind with rage he start- 
ed after his drunken rival. Murder was in his heart. 
But, fortunately for him, his friends grabbed him. 
and held him back by force. The drunk was hustled 
off the scene, and Zonggo was led back to the station. 

Much humiliated, Pondo went to his friend, the 
missionary, the next day for prayer. In the long talk 
that followed, he sobbed out his whole heart's burden. 
They took it to the Lord in prayer, and Pondo left with 
a new conception of God's mercy, and a new faith in 
His power. 

"I am resolved to be faithful to the Lord unto death 
no matter what Zonggo does," he told his father firm- 
ly. "It is settled forever." 



Koly looked at him, but said nothing. 

Again Zonggo ran away. But instead of becoming 
enraged, Pondo set himself to pray. All night he pled 
with the Lord for Zonggo's conversion. In the early 
morning hours he was still wrestling in prayer for her 
with strong crying unto His heavenly Father. 

Zonggo, who had for some inexplicable reason come 
back home while it was still dark, stopped outside the 
door, arrested by Pondo's voice raised in prayer. 
Through the thin mat door she could hear all he was 
saying, as he poured out his heart to God in her be- 
half. It went through her like a sharp knife. 

She opened the door. "I have come home," she said 
simply. "I want you to forgive me for all I have done." 

Pondo opened his arms and pulled her down be- 
side him. "Do you really mean it?" He could scarcely 
believe his eyes and ears. 

"Yes," she said. "I want to be a child of God like 
you. Tell me the way." There followed a happy hour 
of confessions and prayer. Zonggo was a new woman 
in Christ Jesus. 

When Koly heard about it and finally understood 
it, he said, "If God can make a good wife out of Zong- 
go, I want Him to give me a new heart, too." 

"You mean you will become a child of God also?" 
questioned Pondo joyously. 

"Yes, and I rather think that Name will follow, too," 
said his father. 

"Oh, how happy my heart is," said Delia, the twin, 
who had been present at the conversation. "Now you 
will not sell me to that old man who has so many 
wives already." 

"Doesn't a Christian sell his daughter into polyg- 
amy?" asked Koly. "There are so many things to learn. 
You will have to teach me the road, my son." 

How happy Pondo was! He had found the Light, and 
had believed unto the salvation of himself and his 
household. He felt that the Lord was calling hm 
definitely to become an evangelist, and he was now 
ready to give himself whole-heartedly to that call. 

The End. 



Jfaiu Maui 9t? 

When I appear before the judgment seat of Christ 
He will want to know what I have done towards the 
proclamation of His gospel "into all the world." Who 
of us have ever sacrificed, really sacrificed, to spread 
this gospel of salvation? Haven't we just been giving 
of what we could spare? Now let's be honest! Did God 
give us just what He could spare in His Son Jesus? 
NO! It was His "Only Begotten Son" Whom He gave 
to die for me! 



The amount of lipstick used each year by American 
women would paint 40,000 barns a bright red color. 
I'd rather see it on a barn, how about yon? 



Bememeee 



Those who love the Lord 
never see each other for 

the last time. 



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1943 



Young people throughout the world will share in 
the activities of Christian Endeavor Week, which cel- 
ebrates the founding of Christian Endeovor sixty-two 
years ago. Activities will begin with special services 
in many local churches on Denominational Day Janu- 
ary 31. This day will be of two-fold benefit: one 
that all Christian Endeavors attend services of the 
church themselves and two, that all Christian En- 
deavors persuade members of his or her own family 
to go to church on this day. 



HOW CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR BEGAN 



Sunday, February 7th, is the 62nd birthday of 
Christian Endeavor. Sixty-two years ago, a young 
minister bad a bright idea which engaged his thoughts 
for a long time. One day he talked it over with his 
pretty young wife who thought the idea was a good 
one. That very night the Rev. Francis E. Clark told 
it to a group of young people who had recently be- 
come church members. 

This was the idea: that the young people should 
organize a "Christian Endeavor" society. Each per- 
son shoud sign a pledge promising the Lord Jesus 
Christ to attend the meetings, and to pray and read 
the Bible every day. The young people, "trusting in 
the Lord Jesus Christ for strength" to keep their 
promise, signed the pledge then and there in the 
parsonage, and the first Christian Endeavor Society 
was formed. This society did so much good work for 
the church that soon other churches formed Christ- 
ian Endeavor societies, — first for older young people, 
then followed societies for every age group in the 
church. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SPEAKING 



An interesting Christian Endeavor meeting does not 
depend entirely on the subject. Those speakers tak- 
ing part can do much to make the meeting a Christ- 
centered one, or just another meeting. Do you an- 
ticipate greatly your C. E. meeetings or do you at- 
tend because you feel obligated? Let us see how 
each of us can do our part to make the meeting a 
most interesting one. 

What is your attitude when asked to take a part 
in the meeting? We heard of one society that kept 
as" its slogan the answer, "We will gladly take part." 
The attitude of the speaker is of great importance. 
He should have a real love for the Lord Jesus Christ 
and a desire to do His will. This is more important 
than wisdom or ability of any kind. It is this spirit 
that w ; ll help vanish timidity on the part of some and 
vanity on the part of others. Trusting in Christ for 
strength He will make the most faltering utterances 
fruitful. 

The aim in each talk should be to bring others to 
the mind and will of God, and to help deepen the 
spiritual life of those present. Through these talks 
we should be able to make practical applications in 
our daily life that are pleasing to the Lord Jesus. 
In giving your talk how many suggestions do you 
give that will challenge the Christian to walk more 
closely daily with his Lord? 

Much preparation is needed to achieve these aims. 
A personal testimony is of untold value; definite ans- 



wer to prayer related will always encourage others 
to ask themselves, "What has the Lord done for me?" 
If the speaker has his part a week in advance he will 
find many illustrations for his subject before the 
meeting. Included with these is the speaker's chief 
reliance— Prayer. He will pray during the prepara- 
tion, while the meeting is in progress, and for God's 
blessing on the completed work. 

A good speaker doesn't just happen, ehe has gon 
through thoubhtful and prayerful preparation. 

Anyone can learn to speak in Christian Endeavor 
by courage and persistence. We have the wonderful 
promise of the Lord's strength in II Cor. 12:10 "For 
when I am weak, then am I strong." Each must 
dare to break down for Christ, for it is then the 
Lord can reveal to us His strength and grace. Let 
each do the best he can and with the help of the Lord 
his best will become better. A speaker will find that 
if he stands and faces as many of the group as possi- 
ble he will receive inspiration and courage also. 
This is the experience of all who have tried it. 

Should we have mentioned "Clipitis?" Again we say 
that a few sentences given with the Lord's help will 
be of greater value than the best clipping well read. 
Next Sunday night when it is your turn to speak 
maybe you will feel much the same as I did upon 
receiving the request from Rev. Polman to write this 
article, it is then that you will realize the greatness of 
the opening words of our Christian Endeavor pledge 
"Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength." 
Let us then be real witnesses for our Lord Jesus 
Christ in these days and testify to His great faith- 
fulness unto us at all times. 

MRS. PAUL E. DICK, 
Executive Secretary Brethren 

National C. E. Union 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



With 
Christian Endeavorers 





Greetings in the Name of Our Risen Savior: 

The Young People's Christian Endeavor Society of 
the First Brethren Church in Johnstown has just 
closed a victorious year in the Lord. It has been 
surely one of blessing to all and we want to give 
thanks to Our Lord Jesus Christ, who made these 
blessings possible. 

As a motto, our C. E. chose Phillipians 1:21. "For 
me to live is Christ and to die is gain." After this 
each one pledged him or herself anew, willing to be 
used as an instrument in God's hand. In Psalm 32:8 
the Psalmist writes, "I will instruct thee and teach 
thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide 
thee with mine eye." We feel that the blessings re- 
ceived have come as a result of being obedient to the 
teaching and instruction received from Him through 
prayer. 

On New Year's Eve our C. E. held its annual elec- 
tion of officers in the social rooms of the church. 
The newly elected officers were installed by our pas- 
tor during a watch-night service as the New Year was 
ushered in. 

At our business meeting reports were given by the 
various departments showing an increase in each 
one over the previous year. All goals set were at- 
tained through the hearty cooperation of the officers 
and members with the desire to do the Lord's will. 

Some of the outstanding accomplishments are: 
The goal of 1500 total attendance at our C. E. meet- 
ings surpassed by thirty. This was an increase of 
503 over 1941. Also, our pre-prayer meetings had an 
average attendance of 14 per meeting. The Lookout 
Department reported a gain of 20 new members in 
spite of the loss of nine young men to the service of 
our country and several other reasons. 

Early in the year a Young People's chorus was 
former under the direction of A. John Blough, which 
has had the oportunity to witness and exalt the Lord 
in song on a number of occasions. The chorus ren- 
dered the music at our Easter Sun-rise Service, and 
we also gave a musical of sacred music in September. 
We also sang for Revival services held at the Vinco 
Grace Church at Mundy's Corner, and at the Young 
People's Rallies held at Martinsburg and Meyersdale. 

The Young People's Society gave offerings totaling 
over $300, which were distributed among the various 
departments of the Brethren Church. $1 was given 
for C. E. Kleiver, $13 to the Brethren Misssionary Her- 
ald Co. for publications: $25 for the debt reduction of 
our own church, and closed with an offering of $70 
for the Home Missions Council. The balance was used 
for socials, supplies, and boxes sent to the boys in the 
service of the U. S. A. 

The C. E. also sent Christmas cards to the boys in 
the armed forces and also to former members who are 
now in the service of our Lord as pastors or pastor's 
wives in the Brethren Churches. 

As we start the New Year, our prayer is that we may 
continue to do His will; that we may receive the bless- 
ings He has in store for us. 

Yours in Christ, 
H. Leslie Moore, president. 




It should be an easy thing, an allur- 
ing thing, a thrilling thing to talk to 
God. Is it so in your life? 



9'm Sowuf, 

By Ne Plus 

If ere I spoke a thoughtless word 
That may have caused a heart to ache, 

If ere I failed in friendship's part 
I here and now confession make-- 
I'm sorry. 

I would not willingly be one 
Who wounds another heedlessly; 

If words or acts of mine have grieved, 
I say it here for all to see, 
I'm sorry. 

I'd rather suffer hurt myself 
Than be the one to hurt another; 

For everything I may have done 
To wound a comrade, friend or brother, 
I'm sorry. 

I would that every word of mine 
Be rightly spoken, day by day, 

Conceived in friendliness and love. 
And then there'd be no need to say 
I'm sorry. 



Afotdek! 

Why this column? No- 
body ever had an un- 
kind thought about his 
neighbor when he was 
laughin' hard. So we 
would encourage some 
good hearty laughin'. 

Leo Polman. 

Mother: — Why did you strike your little sister? 

Bobby: — Well, we were playing Garden of Eden and 
instead of tempting me with the apple she ate it 
herself. 




A little girl said to her mother: "Mamma, if I grow 
up and get married, will I have a husband like father?" 

"I don't know, dear. Very probably you will." 

"And if I grow up and don't get married, will I be 
an old maid like Aunt Mary?" 

"Perhaps," answered the mother. 

The little girl thought it over for a moment. 
"Mother," she said, "it's a tough world for us women, 
ain't it?" 



Especially for Calif ornians! ! ! Easterner (Incredu- 
lously) "And you mean to say that in California you 
have 365 days of sunshine a year?" 

The Man from California: "Exactly so, sir, and 
that's a mighty conservative estimate." 

Prison Chaplain: (To prisoner about to be dis- 
charged) "Now my man, try to remember what I 
said in my sermon last Sunday and make up .your 
mind never to return to this place." 

Prisoner (deeply moved) "No man who ever heard 
you preach would want to come back here." 



Beryl: Our new minister is just wonderful. He 
brings things home to you that you never saw before. 

LaVerne: Huh! I've got a laundryman who does 
the very same thing. 



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JANUARY 23, 1943 











First Brethren Church, Grafton, W. Va. 

It has been many months since there has been any 
news in the Herald from our little group back here in 
the West Virginia hills. 

Many of our members take the Herald and we enjoy 
reading news from other churches, as I am sure all 
Brethren are interested in the Lord's work all over 
this country as well as our foreign work. 

We came here the first of December from the Red 
Hill Church, eight miles south of Roanoke, Va., where 
I had been supply pastor for several months. Rev. 
Rcssman having resigned here to take up the work 
at Clay City, Ind., our people were left for a few 
weeks without a regular pastor, but the work was 
carried on by Rev. Kenneth Godwin, assistant pastor 
and others. 

We have a small group of very faithful workers 
that can be depended on for help in all the church 
work. Attendance for the Bible School and morning 
church service is not what we would like to see, but 
the C. E. and evening services are well attended. 

The Lord surely blessed in our evening service on 
last Lord's Day, Jan. 10, when there were four who 
came from another church for membership in our 
church, two reconsecrated their lives anew for service, 
and two, one young man of eighteen and a little girl 
came forward accepting our Lord as their Savior. 
Others were under conviction and we are praying 
that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in their 
lives and that they, too, will accept Him before it is 
too late. 

Our revival is to begin on January 24th. After much 
prayer we feel that the Lord is leading that the pastor 
bring the messages and our Choir Director, Rev. Ken- 
neth Godwin, lead the singing. 

We very much desire that you praying people re- 
member us in these services. 

Brethren Pray for us, 
K. E. Richardson, Pastor. 



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From 
Our Workers 



There has been an oversight in the Directory of 
Active Ministers appearing in the 1942 Annual, 
which we wish to acknowledge at this time. The 
name of Rev. Raymond Blood should appear on 
page 56, Active Ministers' Directory, as well as under 
the Altoona Church in the list of churches, where it 
does appear. We are sorry for this oversight and trust 
that this notice will take care of any difficulties 
which might arise. 

The Dayton Brethren Sunday School has certainly 
knocked the "t" out of "can't." Just look at this record 
of the various classes, which brought the entire Sun- 
day School within "9" of its goal. The Home Builders 
made their quota of 25; one girls' and one boys' class 
went one over their goal; the goal of the Cradle Roll 
was surpassed by three; and the Bothians made the 
greatest advance with five more than the 57 required. 
They've done it and you can do it too. 

The Young People of this church have also been 
conducting gospel teams. Several weeks ago they held 
a service at the Welsh Home for the Aged. Keep up 
the good work of getting out the "Good News." 



The following is an extract from a card received 
from Chaplain Orville A. Lorenz, who is now in French 
North Africa. 

"Arrived here on November 8 and am well settled 
now. Had about 750 men at my Thanksgiving service 
yesterday. Have been having some wonderful ex- 
periences, and know a little more about battles now. 

I'm close to ," (censored), but if you wish to 

write to him, please address all correspondence 
blessings and help from the Lord by truly worshipping 
God reverently, obediently and with a true spirit. 

Chaplain Orville A. Lorenz 0-469499 

60th F. A. -9th Div. 

A. P. O. No. 9 

In care of Postmaster, New Y ork 

It is "better late than never"to acknowledge acts of 
merit.and this one displays the Christmas spirit that 
God approves. The Men's Bible Class of Berne, Ind., 
Archie Parr teacher, sent $16.00 to the clay Hole, Ky. 
mission to buy warm underwear for the ill-clad chil- 
dren, instead of exchanging Christmas gifts. Though 
Christmas is over they still can use more clothing. 

The Bethel Brethren Church at Berne, Ind. has 

elected their present pastor, William Schaffer, to be 
their shepherd for another year. They have also voted 
to place half of the net balance of the general fund 
at the end of each quarter into a reserve savings ac- 
count known as "The Parsonage Fund;" the name is 
self-explanatory. 

Brother William A. Steffler will conduct a series 
of evangelistic meetings at the Rittman, Ohio Church 
from February 7 to 21. Rev. Ord Gehman, the pastor, 
requests the prayer of the brotherhood for these 
meetings that they might be to the honor and glory 
of our Blessed Lord. 

Any Brethren living in or near Muskegon, Mich., 
are invited to get in touch with Mrs. George B. 
McCann, 1078 Sanford St., Muskegan, Mich. The 

McCanns recently moved to Muskegan from Union- 
town, Pa. and are desirous of fellowship with Breth- 
ren in a Bible Class there, if possible. 

"The Kind of Preaching That Wins!" is an article 
in the January number of Moody Monthly from the 
pen of Rev. Robert Culver-- pastor of the Grace 
Brethren Church, Fremont, Ohio. A very good article 
and worthy of every preachers time,to read same. 

Good news! Word comes to us from Bro. Floyd 
Shiery that he is doing nicely, and that his strength 
is almost all back after an attack of Typus Fever. He 
does not know when he will enter the chaplaincy, but 
expected to be able to resume preaching in January. 

Remember in prayer the meetings that the John- 
stown, Pa. Church, Archie L. Lynn pastor, are holding 
with Dr. V. C. Kelford from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14th. 



TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS 

Yes, we too are having our troubles and delays 
in printing and delivering magazines. These are 
war days and such delays cannot always be 
avoided. If you do not receive your magazine 
at the usual time, be assured that it is condi- 
tions beyond our control. We are doing our best 
to get all issues out on time and are trying to 
assure prompt delivery. But the impossible can- 
not be done — Let's be more patients — cooperate 
and pray that victory may be won. 

LEO POLMAN 



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With this issue of the Missionary Herald, the 
printing and mailing of the magazine is being 
transferred from Cleveland to Port Wayne — from 
Herald Press to The Brethren Missionary Herald 
Co. 

The reason for this change is the acute labor 
situation in Cleveland, especially skilled labor 
which is rapidly disappearing from the graphic 
arts and going into defense plants. For several 
months this condition has been gradually grow- 
ing worse and worse, until it has been impossible 
for some weeks to secure extra or additional help, 
especially for the linotype. 

Another reason, just as important too, is the 
gas rationing restrictions which, in a city such as 
Cleveland, make operation over long distances 
difficult, and sometimes impossible. Rationing 
boards, you know, do not always look kindly on 
religious printing, even terming it "not-essen- 
tial." 



Rather than jeopardize the publication of our 
church literature, it was felt that the printing 
should be transferred — at least for the duration. 
This has been accomplished, and all of our equip- 
ment — linotype, etc., has been moved to Fort 
Wayne. 

However, Herald Press is not retiring from the 
graphic arts. We will continue our engraving 
plant and make cuts for the Missionary Herald 
and dozens of other religious magazines and pub- 
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Thanking you, one and all, for your cooperation 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




SPEAKING 



By LOUIS S. BAUMAN, Editor 



OUR COVER PICTURES 

We feel it is eminently fitting for this issue of our 
magazine that we should recognize the birthdays of 
America's two greatest public figures, if not her two 
greatest men: namely, George Washington and Abra- 
ham Lincoln. 

On the front of the cover we have a very fitting 
picture, carrying with it a quotation from Washing- 
ton's Farewell Address. It will be well for America if 
every boy and girl in the nation will weigh well the 
words of Washington and Lincoln as we present them 
on our cover. 

The greatest danger that faces America is the dan- 
ger of losing her religious faith that has had so much 
to do with making this nation great. For many years 
the moral and spiritual leadership of the world seem- 
ed to be in the hands of America. We fear that she 
has lost much of that leadership, even though she has 
gained in her material power. Material power, how- 
ever, amounts to little unless it stands to protect the 
worthwhile things of life. At the head of the worth- 
while things of life stands Christian faith. 

The picture of Abraham Lincoln on the back of the 
cover is perhaps the best likeness of the temple that 
embodied that great soul that is in existence. This 
picture was made by the famous Civil War photo- 
grapher, Matthew Brady, just before the martyred 
president's death in 1865. 



"NO RELIGIOUS MONOPOLY" 

The leading article of this issue is printed because 
of its timely and important message to all of us who 
are interested in carrying the gospel of our Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ to Latin America. No lands on 
earth need any more desperately the gospel of the 
grace of God than do the nations south of the Rio 
Grande. Every member of the Foreign Missionary 
Society of The Brethren Church should give this 
article careful reading. 

The article was published recently by "The Signs 
of The Times." It is printed here by permission of 
the editor. The name of the writer is not given for 
obvious reasons. He wants to return to his mission in 
South America. 



MAPS! HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOURS? 

In our office at Long Beach, California, there is 
still a supply of the excellent map of Africa that we 
had made recently, which map was produced by 
Brother Jobson and Mrs. Bessie Burch of Long Beach. 
One of these maps should be in every church, and in 
our larger churches it might be well to have several 
of them. They can be secured by writing to the For- 
eign Missionary Society of the Brethren Church, 
1925 E. 5th St., Long Beach, California. The cost of 
these maps to the Board was $4.00. We have disposed 
of a number of them for $3.00, which money of course 
is returned to the General Fund of the Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society. The Board decided to let the rest of 
them go at half price. Therefore, send along your 
$2.00 when ordering the map or you can send the 



money after receiving the map if that may be more 
convenient. 

By the way, the size of these maps is 4 ft. by 5 ft., 
and the concern that printed the maps declared that 
the original map was the best drawn map that ever 
was given to them from which to print. 




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The Foregin Missionary Socieity is in possession of 
a lot of fine missionary slides, which we are making 1 
available for the use of all our pastors and the church- 
es. Prof. Homer A. Kent of Grace Theological Semin- 
ary has these slides in his possession and will gladly 
send them to any pastor or church that wishes to 
use them. Brother Kent is a member of the Board, 
and has kindly offered to take care of these slides. 
See that they are properly used and returned to him 
for safe keeping when not in use. 

Brother Kent, in a letter to the editor, says: "I 
have used some of the slides myself, and find they are 
very interesting. The accompanying message with 
them is very helpful." He informs us that there are 
five sets of slides, three on Africa and two on South 
America. These slides should be in continual use 
from now on until our Easter Offering is taken on 
Sunday, April 25th. While that date is some time 
away, yet pastors should remember that these slides 
cannot be in the hands of four or five men at once 
Therefore, make your bid for them now. Let Brothei 
Kent know the date on which you will want to use 
them, so that he can see that they are passed along 
in due time from one pastor to another and will 
reach each pastor at a set date. Contact Prof. Homer 
A. Kent immediately, in care of Grace Theological 
Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. 



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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES IN GBEA 

No greater work is being done by our missionaries 
in Africa than the work of translating the Word of 
God into the native language, thus giving the scrip- 
tures to countless thousands of souls for whom Christ 
died and who have not as yet had the privilege of 
reading the Word of God in their own language. No 
matter how much preaching we might hear in this 
land of our, imagine the situation if we were to be 
deprived of our Bibles. 

Brother Chauncey B. Sheldon, now on furlough and 
attending Grace Theological Seminary at Winona 
Lake, Indiana, has sent us two copies of "The Acts 
of The Apostles in Gbea." We had a cut made of the 
first page, being chapter one in The Acts of The 
Apostles. We thought our readers would be interested 
in seeing the language that our missionaries have to 
learn in order to tell the story of redeeming love to 
the natives of French Equatorial Africa, (see cut below 
Brother Sheldon, in sending the editor a copy of 
this book of our Bible, writes: 

"The Acts of the Apostles in Gbea has been 
printed by the American Bible Society, and 
at least part of the copies have been sent to 
the field. We are so glad that they will be 
receiving this book at a time when there is 
such a dearth of literature on the field, and 
are praying that it may prove a great bless- 
ing to the native Christians. We were so in 
hopes that we might have been on the field 
when they were received, but the Lord has- 
n't so seen fit." 



DEAMODEI KO 
OBETOME 



1THEOPHILE, um toa ouine sene kon kougouti 
mbeti ko'm, ouine ko omo no sone ne Jesus kouo- 
nanga deai ine ouine ko omo na a ousso'i. 2 Ne 
kouguedea me goi'n goi'n te ouichia na a baa ne a 
te lizane me, kouolo o-oronou a na a haa ne doung- 
oua ko Fenga Sondane ha obetome na a daka ouai'. 
3 Kouolo mbangga te ai, na a oussi te a ne kpassi 
ho oua, na a magodomo ho oua doka, na a oussi te 
a ho oua je henra-naa, na a oussi ouine ko omo ne 
o ouine ko nou-ouane ko Nzapa. 4 Olomone ba a 
moi' ine oua, na a ha oronou ho oua ouine ko oua 
leme kou ha te Jerusalem na, ne ouine nguedi vai'ya- 
ndoke ko Yame, na a ton yegue, vai'yandoke no ne i 
zela ha kon nou'm mi; 5 ouine ko Jean aa ouili do 
li ne li ne kpassi ouine, ne oui, je dok na ne leme ai" 
do li ne Fenga Sondane. 

6 Kouolowai' ne obetome raoi te kalefara nde oua 
ak a yegue: Ouane, o ne ouichi noi" ame leme e nou- 
ouane ko Israel te oroa'i oujndj? 7 A gamete a na 
a ton ho oua: Gane o ne ouine koi ouine ing ojea 
ine o-ouichia no ne Yame ea ne oronou en na. 8 Oui 
leme kpa ngai' olowai ne Fenga Sondane tea te joui, 
ne i leme o ne o-oui-yoo-kan ko'm sente Jerusalem, 
ne sente Judee sone, ne sente Samarie, goi'n goi'n sente 
dodi nou harassone. 9 Olowai ne ba a ton eno, go 
bo oua mone ouine jok a, ne doung a ba a tengone, 
ne bouzane ba a sida'f te konlip oua. 10 Ne olomone 
oua mona ouine jok mo te lizane me vemveme, ne bo 
doung a neai", guene ga, oma ouili lito ha bou toulou o 
te oua go yoo kan te ouai, 11 go ton yegue: Oui 
ouili ko Galilee, ouine ko gue a'i yoo go mona goi" jok 
3 



IS THE NEGRO WORTH SAVING? 

Not many Americans are aware of the fact that one 
of the greatest scientists that this country has pro- 
duced in recent years is none other than a black- 
skinned man who responded to the name of George 
Washington Carver. Several years ago, when the 
editor and his wife visited the Tuskegee Institute in 
Alabama and were graciously received and escorted 
over that great Institution by the son of Booker T. 
Washington, he first learned of the great work of 
this negro scientist. 

His well-known experiments with the common lowly 
peanut has led to the production of more than 300 
useful articles of tremendous value in these days 
when the problem of food has become perhaps the 
most outstanding problem of our present World War. 
Just two of these more than 300 useful articles were, 
within themselves, enough to make a man's name 
worth remembering. These two are peanut flo?ir and 
peanut milk. 

Many honors have been showered upon George 
Washington Carver. Thomas Edison invited him to 
join his staff at $50,000 a year. In 1939 the Theodore 
Roosevelt medal was awarded to him. The "New York 
Times," perhaps the outstanding newspaper of Am- 
erica if not of the world, recently asked the question: 
"What other man of our times has done so much for 
agriculture in the South?" 

Recently Stanley High gave a special writeup of 
this famous negro in the "Baltimore Sunday Sun" — 
one of the outstanding newspapers of these United 
States. 

Stanley High says that Dr. Carver once said to 
him: "The Bible is as important to my work as my 
laboratory." He informs us that Dr. Carver has two 
favorite scriptures: first, Proverbs 3:6, which Dr. 
Carver calls his "light passage." This passage reads: 
"In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths." The other scripture Dr. Carver calls 
his "power passage." It is Philippians 4:13: "I can do 
all things through Christ which strengtheneth me " 
A childlike faith in God which is so inherent in the 
breast of the average negro has not been driven from 
the heart of this great negro scientist by the shallow 
unbelief of our times. Dr Carver is an outstanding 
example of the possibilities of the Negro. All of this 
should be refreshing to the readers of The Brethren 
Missionary Herald and to the members of the Breth- 
ren Church who are giving and have been giving so 
liberally of their means in order to make Christ 
known to the ebony-skinned children of Africa. Is 
the Negro worth saving? Dr. George Washington 
Carver is an answer! 



LIGHT BREAKS IN ON THE "NEGLECTED 
CONTINENT" 

The "Bible Society Record" for January, 1943, of 
which the organ of the American Bible Society says 
editorially : 

"The American Bible Society's distribution 
in Latin America last year exceeded by a third 
that of any other year, and might have been 
much larger if every outstretched hand could 
have been filled. The Bible is becoming- 
Latin America's book in a new and vital way." 
Thus, light is breaking in upon "The Neglected 
Continent" in which for four centuries the Roman 
Catholic priesthood has done everything in its power 
to keep it from the people of that continent. Thous- 
ands upon thousands of Bibles have been burned upon 
public bonfires and otherwise destroyed by this 
apostate priesthood. It certainly is a matter of re- 
joicing to know that in these days of international 
stress, South America is gradually turning its face 
toward the light. 
The American Bible Society has just published a 



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56-page booklet entitled, "With The Bible in Latin 
America Today," which may be obtained at 10 cents 
per copy by writing to the Bible House, Park Avenue 
and 57th St., New York, N. Y. 



INCREASING SPIRITUAL HUNGER 

The American Bible Society reports that "not a 
day passes at the Bible House that does not bring 
orders for ever-increasing thousands of Testaments 
and Bibles for the men in service. The requests from 
chaplains during the week before this item went to 
press totalled 25,900 copies." 

It is the old, old story. When men are brought face 
to face with death, as they are upon the world's bat- 
tle fields, they reach out for a bit of light that will 
comfort them in the face of death. The only comfort 
that men, face to face with death, can find comes 
from the grand old Book — the universal Book — the 
world's Book. Sometimes people think of the Bible as 
the Englishman's book, inasmuch as the English 
people have done more than any other people in the 
world to carry it into the depths of pagan darkness. 
However, the Bible is not and never was the book of 
any one nation. If any nation might lay claim to it, 
it would be that invisible and yet very real nation 
known as Israel. 

About four years ago Rev. J. C. F. Robertson was in 
charge of the depot of the American Bible Society in 
Mudken, Manchuria. While there he received a letter 
from a distant city, written by a Christian Chinaman. 
The letter read: 

"Dear Sir, My son is going off to the big city 
to college. There he will study in English. Tell 
me, has the Bible yet been translated into 
English? If so, I would like to have you send 
me a copy in that language for my son." 

The Chinaman's book! The Englishman's book! The 
African's book! The American's book! The World's 
book! 



MAN A POOR PROPHET 

Wendell Willkie, in speaking to the nation over the 
radio recently, said: "The record of this war is not 
such to inspire in us any sublime faith in the infalli- 
bility of our experts." In other words, man has proven 
himself to be an exceedingly poor forecaster of the 
future. Prior to this war, men talked of the "impreg- 
nable" Maginot line. The Germans made it worthless 
within 30 days after their march began. Several years 
ago, when everybody said no compact between Hitler 
and Stalin could be made, the alliance was made, and 
the world was thunder-struck. Then, a few months 
later, when Hitler turned on Stalin, the world was 
shocked into silence. The "incredible" again was ac- 
complished. The military experts were sure that Hitler 
was going to make good his boast, and wipe out the 
Red Armies within thirty days. They sadly under- 
estimated the Russian armies, even as they tragically 
underestimated the power of the Japanese. All the 
prophets, except possibly those in Japan, declared 
that the jungles of the Malaya peninsula were im- 
passable to any large army of men. British prognos- 
ticators were so sure that they were impassable, that 
they pointed all their guns away from the jungle, out 
to sea, — just the wrong way. Each morning, the 
prophets of this world-system awake to regret the 
prophecies they made yesterday. 

How different with the prophets of God who spake 
as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Two, yes. 
more than three thousand years ago, they piled 
prophecy upon prophecy, and were they alive today, 
they would be amazed at their own exactness. They 

would have to change not one! And yet men 

still are alive that question the inspiration of the 
scriptures! 



CAPTAIN EDDIE RICKENBACKER'S 
RELIGION 

No one will doubt but that Captain Eddie Ricken- 
backer had a most remarkable experience when, out 
of gas, his plane was forced down upon the bosom of 
the vast wastes of the Pacific Ocean. We are not 
averse to believing that God, in a remarkable way, 
answered the prayers of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker 
and his companions. Perhaps they followed all the 
light that they possessed. A lot of boys who have 
grown up in our modernistic churches today haven't 
much spiritual knowledge of God's great plan of sal- 
vation — of the difference between grace and law. In 
most of the pulpits today the preachers themselves 
are tremendously ignorant of God's real plan of sal- 
vation. 

In the first interview after his rescue, Captain 
Rickenbacker said: "I hold the Golden Rule, and I 
believe most firmly that if any man will just follow 
what he truly knows, and feels in his heart, that he 
has enough religion to get by in any man's land." 

Well now, perhaps the Apostle Paul did not follow 
all that he knew and felt in his heart when he was 
persecuting and dragging to death the early Chris- 
tians. Some may be inclined to call into question the 
sincerity of the Apostle Paul, but it must be remem- 
bered that it was after his conversion that he made 
the statement concerning his former life: "I verily 
thought with myself, that I ought to do many things 
contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth" (Acts 26: 
9). However, one thing sure, the author of the Book of 
Romans never believed that when he was doing what 
he truly knew and felt in his heart, that he had 
"enough religion to get by." 

As for the Golden Rule, we note that the world is 
fond of quoting this as being "religion enough to get 
by," but the statement immediately following the 
Golden Rule is not often quoted. Here is the Golden 
Rule: "Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that 
men should do to you, do ye even so to them." Here 
is the statement that follows: "For this is the law and 
the prophets." (Matt. 7:12). 

Let us not overlook the fact that after laying down 
the Golden Rule, Jesus plainly said: "THIS IS THE 
LAW!" 

But, it is written: "Therefore by the deeds of the 
law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight." 

D. L. MOODY AND THE SECOND COMING 

Some people say, "I believe Christ will come on tne 
other side of the Millennium." Where do they get it? 
I can't find it. The Word of God nowhere tells me to 
v/atch and wait for signs of the coming of the Millen- 
nium, but for the coming of the Lord: to be ready at 
midnight to meet Him, like those five wise virgins 
(Matt. XXV. 1-13). 

At one time I thougnt the <vorld would grow better 
and better, until Christ could stay away no longer; 
but, in studying the Bible, I don't find any place 
where God says so. I find that the world is to grow 
worse and worse, and that at length there is going to 
be a separation-"Two women grinding at the mill; one 
taken and the other left. Two men in one bed; one 
taken and the other left." The Church is to be tran- 
slated out of the world. We are not to wait for the 
Great White Throne judgment, but the glorified 
Church is set on the throne with Christ, and to help 
to judge the world. 

Now, some think this is a new and strange doctrine, 
and that they who preach it are speckled birds. But 
let me say that many spiritual men in the pulpits of 
Great Britain, as well as in this country, are firm in 
this faith. Surgeon preached it. I have heard New- 
man Hall say that he knew no reason why Christ 
might not come before he got through with his ser- 
mon. — D. L. Moody 



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America Must Awake To a Sinister Move To Close Latin 
America To Protestants 

By Our Inter-American Correspondent 




Those who have read the "Victory and Peace State- 
ment," issued by the papal hierarchy in the United 
States and published in the New York Times of Nov- 
ember 15, 1942, were undoubtedly impressed by some 
of the excellent sentiments it contained. 

"Some nations are united 
in waging war to bring about 
a slave world," it declared, "a 
world that would deprive man 
of his divinely conferred dig- 
nity, reject human freedom, 
and permit no religious liber- 
ty." 

It also declared: "The full 
benefits of our free institu- 
tions and the rights of our 
minorities must be openly ac- 
knowledged and honestly re- 
spected." 

The rampant despotism 
that is enslaving the bodies 
and souls of men in some 
cuntries of the world today 
should alarm every liberty- 
loving citizen of the United 
States and arouse him to a fuller appreciation of the 
freedom and democracy which he enjoys. The refer- 
ence to minorities strikes a tender spot in the hearts 
of those who remember that America — "the land of 
the free" — has been famous as a place of refuge for 
those small groups of persecuted peoples whose rights 
were neither acknowledged nor respected by powerful 
political and religious majorities in the Old World in 
days gone by. Even in colonial North America, Roman 
Catholics and other religious minorities were harass- 
ed and vexed by politically-minded church organiza- 
tions that prevailed upon the civil power to suppress 
their competitors in the field of religion. 

There is one declaration in the "Statement" by the 
papal prelates that clearly shows that they do not 
always follow the clean-cut principles of religious free- 
dom which they feign to defend. It concerns the 
matter of "a better understanding by our country of 
the peoples of Mexico, Central and South America." 
On this point they said: 

"Every effort made to rob them of their Catholic 
religion or to ridicule it or to offer them a substitute 
for it is deeply resented by the peoples of these coun- 
tries and by American Catholics. These efforts prove 
a disturbing factor in our international relations. 
We express the hope that the mistakes of the past 
which were offensive to the dignity of our southern 
brothers, their culture and their religion will not 
continue." 

In the light of the recent campaign of the Roman 
Catholic press in the United States, it is quite clear 
what the papal hierarchy means. An editorial in the 
Romanist magazine Extension (April, 19421 asserted 
that "Protestants are working among them (the Latin 
Americans) with sinister intent." It is said that "if 
the Government of the United States wants to retain 
the good will and friendship of the Latin-American 
countries, these pernicious Protestant 'missionary' 
activities must cease." 

The Jesuit periodical America (July 4, 1942) spoke 
in a similar vein. The Catholic Digest (July and 
August, 1942) went so far as to suggest that "if 
enough Protestants protest" — against Protestant ac- 



tivities — "the work of pure destruction will be made 
to cease." 

Hence_, Romanism appears to be employing two 
means in the United States in order to achieve her 
objective: (1) She insists that the Government of the 
United States serve her interests and use its power 
in her behalf by suppressing Protestant religious com- 
petition against her in Latin America; and (2) she 
seeks to divide the ranks of Protestants and turn 
"enough" of them against their brethren, and thus 
obtain her ends. She wishes to secure for herself a 
water-tight religious monopoly over the minds and 
hearts of the many millions of people who dwell be- 
tween the Rio Grande and Tierra del Fuego. Thus a 
religious censorship would be screwed down fast over 
the heads of the Latin Americans so that they might 
not see, hear, or study anything religious but the ec- 
cleciastical dogmas that emanate from the Vatican. 

Some Protestant reaction against this has already 
appeared, notably in The Christian Century (May 
13, July 29, and December 2, 1942) and the Protestant 
(June-July and October-November, 1942). In the 
latter, W. S. Rycroft has well remarked: 

"How strange it is that the Roman Catholic hier- 
archy should be making such an appeal for liberty of 
worship in Russia when it suppressed it in Spain and 
seeks constantly to do the same in Latin America, and 
yet it is not strange in view of its concept of religious 
liberty. Oh yes, political constitutions in Latin Am- 
erica grant freedom of worship now, but one could 
give many instances — and recent ones — where the 
Roman Church, through its agents, has violated this 
principle." 

Romanism is not idle in this matter in Latin Am- 
erica. She has launched a campaign of pressure upon 
government officials to drive all religious competition 
from the field, and give the papal hierarchy a com- 
plete ecclesiastical monopoly over the peoples of the 
lands to the south of us. In The Reader's Digest of 
December, 1942, there appeared an article by John 
W. White, correspondent of the New York Times, in 
which he discussed the relations between Argentina 
and the United States. In reference to the antagon- 
ism of the Roman Catholic Church toward Protestant 
activities in that country, he said (page 119) : "The 
result is that the church has become the most formid- 
able single vehicle for anti-United States propaganda 
in Argentina." 

Thus it appears that pressure from without as well 
as from within is being brought against the United 
States Government in the hope that it will intervene 
in behalf of Rome, violate the long cherished prin- 
ciples of religious freedom in this country, and sup- 
press Protestant competition against the papal hier- 
archy in a large part of the world. The fact that 
President Roosevelt has been persuaded to form a 
nexus between the United States Government and the 
papal see by the sending of a special envoy to the 
Vatican, whereby Rome constantly has access to the 
presidential ear, should cause every libertv-loving 
Protestant in the United States to feel that his reli- 
gious freedom stands in jeopardy. 

We hope that the Government of the United Stat- 
es will not permit itself to become the tool of any re- 
ligious organization that may reauest it to use the 
civil power to suppress competition in the field of 
religion. Religion belongs to the sphere of the con- 

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"NO RELIGIOUS MONOPOLY" 

tcntinued from page 69) 

science, pertains to God and not to Caesar, and 
should be a matter of open forum for the world at 
large. When the founding fathers of the nation drew 
up that mighty charter of freedom, the Constitution 
of the United States, they had a conception of what 
true religious freedom means. For example, Benjamin 
Franklin said in a letter to Dr. Price: 

"When religion is good it will take care of itself; 
when it is not able to take care of itself, and God does 
not see fit to take care of it, so that it has to appeal 
to the civil power for support, it is evidence, in my 
mind, that its cause is a bad one." 

The demands of the papacy in the matter of Latin 
America constitute a grave threat to religious free- 
dom. Shall the Government of the United States in- 
tervene in behalf of the papal hierarchy and attempt 
to suppress religious competition by Protestants in 
Latin America? Shall this Government dictate to the 
churches as to where they may and may not preach 
their doctrines in this world? Shall the state use its 
power — the civil power — to assist Rome in obtaining a 
religious monopoly and censorship over the millions 
of hearts and minds in Latin America? Such an act 
would mean the establishment of a religious dictator- 
ship and a tremendous blow to the religious freedom 
which has long made the United States the joy of its 
citizens as well as a noble example to the rest of the 
world. How can America, in this hour of grave peril 
for freedom and democracy, repudiate the very prin- 
ciples for which she is bravely sacrificing the blood 
of her sons? 

Roman Catholic periodicals in Latin America have 
frequently been agitating the question of Protestant 
competition in those countries. Were it a matter of 
dispute over theology and doctrine, it would not be so 
serious, for there has ever been bickering between 
them no this point. But now it is a campaign of de- 
famation of Protestants. As was done in Spain at the 
time of the outbreak of the rebellion under General 
Franco, so in Latin America, the Protestants are 
dubbed "reds" and "cummunists" by Roman periodi- 
cals. They are accused of sinister and criminal inten- 
tions by those who would fan a fire of hatred into a 
burning crusade against them. They are charged with 
alienating the loyalty of the masses from the govern- 
ment, of undermining their love for their country, of 
pioneering the way for "Yankee imperialism," of cor- 
rupting the language of the people, of perverting 
society, of overthrowing national customs and tradi- 
tions. One or two have loudly declared that if Presi- 
dent Roosevelt wishes to have the full co-operation 
of Latin-American nations, he must endeavor to sup- 
press Protestant religious activities among them. 

In some sectors pressure is brought on Latin-Amer- 
ican government officials to vex and suppress Protes- 
tant congregations. I was in a country not many 
months ago when a secret order was issued to close all 
Protestant churches and schools, regardless of creed 
or sect, except in two sections where it was impract- 
ical to do so. When I interviewed the minister of 
justice, he told me that the constitution of the nation 
guaranteed freedom of worship, and promised to in- 
vestigate. With some officials an "investigation" into 
cases of this sort may last a day or indefinitely, de- 
pending on whether or not they wish to abuse their 
power. In this case, when the native Protestant be- 
lievers met in small groups in private homes at the 
week end to read the Holy Scriptures and pray that 
God would intervene and grant them freedom to wor- 
ship in their own churches, they were arrested and 
jailed. Some were fined and incarcerated as punish- 
ment. A tight-fisted dictator was then in control of 
the country, and a rigorous censorship over the press 
kept the people from answering the infamous charges 



published against the Protestant. After some months, 
however, the situation changed, and freedom of wor- 
ship was restored. Similar experiences could be men- 
tioned. 

In the United States the Roman hierarchy says: 
"The full benefits of our free institutions and the 
rights of our minorities must be openly acknowledged 
and honestly respected." In Latin America she de- 
mands the very opposite. 

Latin America has never been, is not, and never 
will be wholly Roman Catholic. The history of these 
countries, as well as the records of the papal synods 
and the Spanish Inquisition, show that there have 
been religious minorities in Latin America ever since 
colonial times, and some of them have suffered the 
most harrowing persecution under the union of 
church and state. 

In Latin America there are approximately 18,000,000 
pagan Indians between the Rio Grande and Tierra 
del Fuego. Many of these have never so much as 
heard of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Fortunately, 
Latin-America and foreign missionaries of the evan- 
gelical faith have taken to many of the tribes their 
first knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of 
them for the first time have received the Holy 
Scriptures in their native tongue, thanks to the ef- 
forts of the Bible societies of the United States and 
Britain, and to the contributions made by Latin- 
Americans and foreigners for that purpose. 

There are many millions of Latin Americans who 
are not Roman Catholics. Many of these, it is true, 
were taken by the priests and baptized as helpless 
babes, who could neither understand the meaning of 
the rite nor comprehended the teachings of the Ro- 
man Church. The papal prelates claim them as Rome's 
childrn, but they do not acknowledge her claims. They 
are indifferent, in most cases, to religion. Some are 
avowed skeptics, others are agnostics, some atheists, 
some theosophists, some spiritists, some materialists, 
some freethinkers, and some make liberalistic philo- 
sophy a sort of religion. 

Perhaps half, or a little more, of the Latin Ameri- 
cans really profess to be Roman Catholic. There are 
many Jews and Orientals in Latin America who still 
cling to their racial beliefs in religion. There are a 
few million Protestants, and many more sympathizers 
with them, scattered throughout the Latin-American 
countries. Part of these are the fruitage of foreign 
missionary work. Most of them are the results of the 
witness of Latin-American Protestants, who are 
earnest and active. Many immigrants of Protestant 
faith from Switzerland and Germany have settled 
permanently in Latin America, as many Roman Cath- 
olics from Ireland and Italy have come to make the 
United States their home. From the British and 
Dutch West Indies many thousands of Protestant 
colored people have settled in Central America all the 
way from Venezuela to Mexico, to work in oil fields, 
the sugar cane and banana plantations, as well as the 
United States labor projects in the Canal Zone. 

The Latin American people are a democratic and 
liberty-loving group of nations, and their battle for 
freedom has been a heroic one. They have largely 
followed the pattern of dmocracy laid by the United 
States, instead of the example of Spain and Portugal. 
The Roman hierarchy does not voice the sentiments 
of the masses of the people, and it is certain that, 
given a fair chance to study the matter, they would 
never vote for a state-supported monopoly of Roman 
Catholicism to be clamped down over their minds 
and hearts. 

Evangelical Protestantism has always demanded 
religious freedom for all — for Roman Catholics, for 
Jews, and for those of other faiths. To betray this 
principle now would be fatal to the cause of religious 
liberty for the world at large. The right that Protes- 

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*]Ue Baalutian al the SiuimMinfy Paoi 



R. I. Humberd, Martinsburg, Pa. 



Splash! Splash! Splash! And with what joy did we 
greet those rare occasions when father drove to the 
small creek a few miles away. What fun it was, a few 
years later, to visit the old swimming hole in Deer 
Creek. 

In 1906 we went to Winona Lake. There was the 
big bath house, and there were the little individual 
rooms in which to change our clothing. There was a 
long board walk and acres and acres of nice clear 
water. True — there was a woman or two, but they 
wore real dresses in those days. 

Then came the early days of my ministry, with the 
forward look each year to the Winona conference, 
with its afternoon swims around at the Lodge. True — 
women were becoming more numerous and bold; but, 
I was after water and paid no attention to them. 

Then the Lodge closed and for several years I did 
not go swimming. But again there welled up in my 
mind the joys of former years and I donned a bath- 
ing suit and went to the bathing beach. I splashed 
around awhile and then navigated to the large float- 
ing platform. But — surprise — disgust — and shame. 
I slipped away and sneaked out never again to return. 

A Voice in The Wilderness 

I cleaned up the Life Magazine a few months ago — 
believe it or not. At any rate, I wrote them a letter 
■of protest concerning their pages of semi-nude 
women. I told them that the fading sense of sin was 
one of the great characteristics of our day. They 
wrote back that they did not agree with me, and 
indeed I did not expect them to agree. 

That is the world, and any such protest is like a 
"voice crying in the wilderness." But not so should 
it be in Christian realms. Rather am I convinced 
that among the laity there are many godly parents, 
who have carefully guarded their children and whose 
heart beats with shame that the bathing pool is set 
forth as a Christian institution. I also believe that 
most of the ministers of the Brethren church have a 
conscience that condemns its use and existence. 

God Did It 

God made girls and He made boys. God made men 
and He made women. When He made girls He placed 
in them something that the Bible calls "the guide of 
her youth." We call it "modesty." 

God says, "Girls, guard your body from public gaze 
at any cost. Array it in 'modest apparel with shame- 
facedness and sobriety'" (I Tim. 2:9). 

God also made men and He placed in them some- 
thing that will respond to immodesty in the opposite 
sex. Let a man cast a lustful look at a woman and he 
"hath committed adultery with her already in his 
heart" (Matt. 5:28). But is there not a righteous God 
in heaven who will some time lay a heavy charge 
against those women who thus laid snares for the 
eyes of men? 

When God made men and women He gave them 
certain natures and instincts. The expression of the 
mating instinct is just as right and proper as eating 
and drinking. The relations of husband and wife are 
proper and absolutely sinless. But pervert that instinct 

and we come to the blackest pages of holy writ 

adultery, fornication, and that other sin so closely 
related; namely, women's immodest dress. 

When Lions Roar 

We are told that the lion does not roar when he 
hunts his prey. Rather does he tread softly for he 
has cat's paws. He slips stealthily through the forest 
until he sees a deer quietly eating among the leaves. 



Then he utters a fearful roar and for an instant the 
deer is frozen stiff with fear, and it is in that split 
second that the lion leaps. 

So today "the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh 
about, seeking whom he may devour" (I Pet. 5:8). 
And while some dear girl is looking at the clearness 
of the pool; while she is thinking of the fearful 
athletic's foot, and rejoicing at the medication of the 
water — there will be a fearful roar, tongues will wag 
and heads will shake. But is there not a righteous 
God in heaven Who will lay the weight of her sin at 
the feet of those men who robbed her of her modesty 
by presenting the Christian (?) bathing pool? 

The Remedy 

"But what can we do?" asked a layman. How sad 
that such a question is necessary in Christian circles. 
But let us consider three answers. 

No. One Avoid 

Have all Sunday school picnics, summer camps 
and church gatherings away from the bathing pools. 
Certainly this is abstaining "from all appearance of 
evil" (I Thess. 5:22). The pool may be much "fun," 
but surely Christian people should be willing to give 
up something for their faith. Heaven will be worth it. 

Worldly amusements are a terrible problem and it 
is well that our youth be able to look to the church 
for protection from anything that would tend to rob 
them of their purity and to aid them in fleeing 




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"youthful lusts" (2 Tim. 2:22 ) . This method is follow- 
ed with success by some fine Christian people. 
No. Two Compromise 

Have a pool but demand modest apparel. Such a 
proposition would be laughable if it were not so 
serious. There are, however, people who are quite sure 
that cards can be played if it is a Sunday School 
party; dancing is permissible if it is in the parlor at 
home, and that bathing is made Christ-like if the 
bathing suit is a few inches longer than those worn 
by the world. Just what it would take to convince a 
renewed conscience that such a thing is possible, I 
do not know. 

No. Three Separation 

If a pool is used, separate and segregate the boys 
and girls. That is, let the boys use the pool at one 
time and the girls at an other and do not permit 
either group to watch the other. 

Certainly, if a pool must be used, this is the only 
possible solution. The Bible teaching may be ever so 
fundemental and true to the word, but if time is 
given to acting out something contrary to its teach- 
ings, the profit indeed is small. There is an apostasy 
of doctrine and there is an apostasy of life. 

The world and the flesh and the devil are against 
our young people and it is up to the church to "make 
straight paths for their feet lest that which is 
lame be turned out of the way." (Heb. 12:13). 
The Method 

There is only one way to deal with sin in any of 
its forms and that is to call it by its true name and 
absolutely boycott it. "Can a man take fire in his 
bosom, and his clothes not be burned?" (Prov. 6:27). 

Let parents follow the example of Abraham. God 
knew Abraham and blessed him, "For I know him, 
that he will command his children" (Gen. 18:19). 
Verily, when the house is on fire it is no time to make 
resolutions and appoint committees. 
A Parable 

When a little lad, I visited at the home of an uncle. 
It was butchering day and it fell to the lot of the 
children to grind the sausage. With what joy and 
enthusiasm did we greet the last pieces of meat, 
when suddenly there was a scream of pain. One girl 
had her finger caught in the grinder. 

Immediately I made a motion to reverse the handle 
a few inches and remove her finger. But another 
contended that since we had expanded energy in 
getting the handle to its present position, it would 
be a sin to waste any energy in turning the handle 
back again. 

I, however, insisted that since the pain was so great, 
all such caution should be ignored and we immediate- 
ly get her finger out. 

Just then another child arose and said that since 
there was some disagreement he would move that we 
appoint a committee and that we instruct the com- 
mittee to write to the manufacturers of sausage 
grinders and ask just what to do when a girl's finger 
was crushed in the knives. And since time was such 
a valuable quality, we suggest that they send the 
letter by air mail. 

Verily sin, like a mighty machine, is crushing the 
sense of modesty out of the human race. Sodom gave 
herself over to fornication; and through the movie, 
the dance, and the bathing pool, the United States is 
fast giving itself over to that blackest of sins. The 
movie and the dance are outlawed in real Christian 
circles, and may it be to our shame that the bathing 
pool is still set forth as a Christian form of amuse- 
ment. 

Let us "put off concerning the former conversation, 
the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceit- 
ful lusts," and let us "put on the new man, which 
after God is created in righteousness and true holi- 
ness" (Eph. 4:22). 



Jlincaln 



(I do not know who wrote the following concern- 
ing Lincoln. I found it in my files, where it has re- 
posed for several years, at least. I like it. I pass it 
on to the soft youth of our times. In times when 
this nation needs another Lincoln, we pass this on 
to America's youth. Yes, "Lincoln showed the way." 
— L. S. B. 

Abraham Lincoln was born in the backyard of the 
republic. 

He was born on the dirt . . . in a floorless cabin. 
He was born in the dark . . . the cabin had one 
window, and was covered with greased butcher's pa- 
per. His cradle was a dug-out log. 

His parents were so poor they could send him to 
school but three months in his lifetime. He learned 
to read out of the Bible. He walked miles to borrow 
a book, devoured it, and then walked miles again to 
return it. The green hills and flowing streams were 
his geography. The stars of night were his astron- 
omy. The woods was his gymnasium. The neigh- 
bors were his psychology. 

His were the days of hog and hominy. Corn was 
six cents a bushel; butter five cents a pound; eggs 
three cents a dozen. They thought it a sin to waste 
a crust; what they would have thought of plowing 
under growing crops, killing litle pigs and paying 
farmers not to work may be imagined. 

Young Abe never followed the sun around his cab- 
in and let the government support him out of tax 
money the while he grunted: "All the opportunities 
are used up." He made his own opportunities. He 
got an old flatboat, loaded it with merchandise and 
steered it down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to 
New Orleans. He saw a slave girl sold from an auction 
block . . . and found a pupose in life. 

When he was a young surveyor, times were hard 
and his horse, saddle and theodolite were sold by the 
sheriff for debt. It didn't sour him. He didn't turn 
red. 

If poverty breeds crime, Lincoln would have been 
one of the worst Dillingers of his day. 

He wore a wart on his face, which was bigger than 
the heads of some of the quitters today! 

Nobody seeks a return of the hardships of life in 
Lincoln's time. But soft living still makes soft men. 
Hard times are not our worst disasters. Youth of the 
depression are more fortunate, if they knew it, than 
those born of boom times. Not coddled in the lap of 
luxury, they have a chance to grow brains, muscles, 
backbone, and guts of their own and with them to 
become self-reliant. 

Lincoln showed the way. 




DO YOU REALIZE that forty million heathen die 
every year? Every tick of the watch sounds the death- 
knell of a heathen soul. With every breath we draw, 
four souls perish never having heard of Christ. Our's 
is the obligation to carry the gospel to these. 

(Selected) 



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< 7J>U>U4f,- < 1wO' tfeanA With GannibaU 

Thomas Titcombe, in Christian Victory 



When I first came to the Yagba tribe, in the Sudan, 
they did not have enough cloth in the whole tribe to 
make a lady's handkerchief, and not enough paper 
to make a postage stamp. They had no written lang- 
uage. At their cannibal feasts, the older people ate 
the meat and the youngsters drank the broth of the 
stew made from human flesh. Now there are seventy- 
five churches in that district, and thousands are 
reading the Word of God in their own language. 
Scores of former cannibals, and their children, gather 
at the Communion table. Cannibalism has disappear- 
ed, and I doubt very much if you can find a nude 
person in the whole tribe. What effected the change? 
The transforming power of the gospel of Christ. 

In this Yagba tribe twins were decapitated and 
eaten before they were eight hours old. One morning 
two breathless young men called me out of bed at 
3 a. m. They shouted to me to come quickly. I hur- 
riedly dressed, and followed them — running and 
walking alternately — for six miles to a village. But 
when I arrived, I was told I was too late. I was taken 
to the market, there I found a woman wailing bitter- 
ly, weeping with comfortless sorrow, like Rachel of 
old. Her twins had been stolen from her, beheaded 
and eaten. In that same village later, I found the re- 
mains of seventy pairs of twins just outside of the 
town wall. 

Some years later Mrs. Titcombe and I became the 
proud and happy parents of twins. When our dear 
children — a boy and a girl — were three years old, I 
took them to the same village where I had found the 
many twin babies murdered. When the old men saw 
our twins, they were afraid, and uttered, in sheer 
astonishment, "Why they are human!" I said, "Of 
course they are." The said, "Oh my, we thought when 
a mother gave birth to twins that she was no longer 
a human being, but an animal, and that is why we 
killed and ate the twin children." 

Motherless babies were either thrown into the bush 
alive, there to be devoured by the hyenas or some 
other wild animal, or buried with their dead mother, 
strapped to her back — all because on one would care 
for them. 

Once a year a young girl was sacrificed to the god 
of thunder, for they believed that if the sacrifice 
was not made there would be no rain that season. 
After the girl was sacrificed her body was eaten by 
the villagers. 

How is one going to reach such people? We must 
do as I Cor. 9:22 exhorts, "become all things to all 
men, that we might by all means win some." 

Some years ago I was on an interesting itinerary. 
Three native boys were with me, carrying on their 
heads the loads of equipment. When we reached the 
jungle just outside of a village we saw three human 
skulls hanging across the road. My boys did not want 
to go any further, but I told them I was going in, and 
I instructed them to wait outside. 

When I got inside, I sat down under a tree, for I 
was tired. Looking up, I saw that the tree was decor- 
ated with human skulls and bones. Presently a woman 
came along, and she was almost the means of my un- 
doing. She carried a pot o f water, and I asked for a 
drink: but in doing this I made a mistake, for I spoke 
to a woman before ?omg to the chief. When I did go 
to the chief, he was as wild as a mad bull, roaring 
and shouting. I asked the Lord to help me. 

Another woman came to the scene, and she proved 
to be a friend in need. She had a large calabash of 



food, and this is one thing the average man cannot 
resist, so the old man quit cursing me and sat down 
with another man to eat. 

It is the custom in this tribe to ask the stranger to 
eat with you. This old, nude cannibal had asked the 
other man to eat with him, but he did not ask me. I 
siezed the opportunity, spoke up and reminded him 
that he was treating me worse than he would one of 
his lowest subjects, in not asking me to eat with him. 
He grunted a little, and asked me to eat. Asking no 
questions as to the nature of the food, for conscience 
sake, but asking God's blessing on the food that I was 
about to eat, I put in my fingers with them and ate. 
In a moment the old man jumped to his feet and 
fairly shouted, "You are my friend forever!" 

"All right," I said, "If I am your friend, call your 
people together, I have a message for them." This he 
did. Then I had the joy of singing and telling them 
the old, old story of Jesus and His love. Three days 
later when I told the chief that I was going, he said, 
"Don't go; your words have made our stomach sweet 
too much." In three days what a change had come 
over these people. I entered the village alone; but 
when I left a host of the people came along and ac- 
companied me a considerable distance. 

Today, in that village, the skulls are buried, the 
idols are all gone, and hundreds of redeemed souls 
worship our Lord Jesus. 

Some years ago we were faced with famine condi- 
tions because of lack of rain. There was no relief 
board around the corner or filled granary that we 
could appeal to. The pagans promised to bring much- 
needed rain. How they shouted and screamed out 
their prayers! The old priest even got into a palm tree 
that he might be nearer to his god. At the end of a 
week they sacrificed a bull and ate the flesh raw, to 
bring the rain. But no rain came. The whole scene 
was almost a repetition of the scene on Mount Car- 
mel, Elijah vs. the false prophets of Baal. 

Next the Mohammedans in the tribe tried to bring 
rain. They fasted for a week and prayed — but no 
rain. 

The next week, after I had given a message in the 
church, the native pastor came to me in a serious 
frame of mind. "White man," he said, "is it not time 
for us to pray for rain?" I had been waiting for this. 
I asked him about the prayers of the pagans. "Oh, 
white man," he said, "their idols have ears, but they 
hear not!" "How about the Mohammedans?" I con- 
tinued, "they have no idols." "True," he said. "Mo- 
hammed lived and died, and that was the end of him. 
Therefore he can neither hear nor answer." "What, 
then, makes the difference?" "Oh, white man," he 
said earnestly, "Jesus came from Above! He was born 
of a virgin; He lived and died and came out of the 
grave on the third day and now He lives! He said, 
'All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth.' " 

"Fine," I said. "Give me a promise to stand upon." 
He gave me James 5:17-18. I then told them that we 
would gather in the church the next day to pray for 
rain. Two hours later the drums were beating out the 
message — the Christians are going to pray for rain. 
So all the community knew about it. "Now we will 
see," said the people, "who has the God that lives." 
A similar condition prevails at home. The world is 
asking God's people to show forth something of His 
power in their lives, to live as becometh children of 
God. 
The next day was very hot; not a cloud was in the 

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Ghuick and 
State <Jlekael 



An Anecdote of WASHINGTON 

During the Revolutionary War lived Peter Miller, 
" a man of great learning, and highly respected by 
the first men of the Revolution. He was the repre- 
sentative head of an humble community of Christians 
called Dunkers, or Seventh-Day Baptists, located in 
Lancaster county, in the state of Pennsylvania. Ad- 
joining or near to this community lived a man who 
distinguished himself for very base conduct toward 
the society of which Miller was the head, and treason 
to his country. On the latter charge he was arraigned, 
convicted, and sentenced to death, and his property 
confiscated to the United States. No sooner had this 
been announced, than Peter Miller, with motives 
which they who know experimentally what it is to 
love their enemies are alone qualified to appreciate, 
set out on foot to visit Gen. Washington, at Philadel- 
phia, for the purpose of interceding for this man's 
life. He had an interview with the general, and stated 
his petition; but in answer was told, with characteris- 
tic decision of purpose, that much as Washington es- 
teemed his friendship, the prayer of Miller in behalf 
of his unfortunate friend could not be granted. 'My 
friend!' exclaimed Miller, 'on the contrary, I have 
not a worse enemy living than this same man.' 
'What!' rejoined Washington: 'you have walked six- 
ty miles to save the life of your enemy! That, in my 
judgment, places the matter in a different light; I 
will grant you his pardon.' The pardon was immedi- 
ately made out and placed in the hands of the dis- 
interested petitioner, who, without losing a moment's 
time, proceeded on foot to old Chester, fifteen miles 
distant, where the execution was to take place on the 
afternoon of that day. Miller arrived at the spot just 
as the man was being conducted to the scaffold; who, 
seeing Miller with his long white friar-robe and tall 
staff, in the crowd which had assembled to witness 



THIRTY-TWO YEARS WITH CANNIBALS 

(continued from page 73 1 

sky. When the church bell rang there still was not a 
cloud to hang our faith upon, but we had the promis- 
es of our God. Outside of the church an unbelieving 
bunch of pagans and a group of sneering Moham- 
medans had gathered. I went down to the church ten 
minutes after the hour. When I got into the church 
I saw the big umbrella hats in the aisle of the church. 
I asked what they had them for, and they answered, 
"Have we not come to pray for rain?" They came in 
faith, prepared for the answer. 

We got down on our knees, and began to pray. Five 
minutes, ten minutes, twenty minutes — and a groan 
went up from the souls of these one-time cannibals, 
"Lord, we need rain." Five minutes later the windows 
of heaven were opened, and the rain come. They 
surely needed their umbrella hats to go home. The 
pagans said, "we prayed for a week and fasted, but 
no rain; the Mohammedans prayed and fasted for a 
week, but no rain; the believers pray for twentyfive 
minutes, and we get all the rain we need." 

Surely, friends, we can fully trust our Saviour: 
Jesus never fails. 

There are still seventy million souls in Africa who 
are ytt to hear the gospel. What will your part be in 
giving them the Words of Life? — Christian Victory. 



his death, remarked to a bystander. 'There is old 
Peter Miller; he has walked all the way from Ephrata 
to have his revenge gratified today by seeing me 
hung.' These words had scarcely been spoken, when 
he was made acquainted with the very different na- 
ture of Miller's visit. The criminal's life was spared." 

Here is an example of the representative head of a 
young and great nation yielding to an humble repre- 
sentative of Him who died for sinners. 

"Them that honor me I will honor; and they that 
despise me shall be lightly esteemed." "That," said 
Washington, "in my judgment, places the matter in 
a different light." Washington was a man of "sound 
judgment;" he knew what was Christianity, and was 
ready to honor it in its humble and true representa- 
tive. Miller was a man true to his Master and to his 
calling. "Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." 

"He that cannot forgive others breaks down the 
bridge over which he must pass himself, for every 
man hath need to be forgiven." Nooie Miller! Noble 
Washington ! 



WASHINGTON'S RELIGIOUS SIDE 

No visitors were admitted to the Washington home 
on Sunday, with the single exception of Speaker 
Trumbull, at one time secretary to the General, and 
who for years maintained the custom of spending an 
hour with him each Sunday evening. Washington as a 
rule spent Sunday afternoon in his room and in the 
evening frequently read a sermon or a selection from 
a religious work to Mrs. Washington in her own 
apartment. 

The wife of the first President of the United States 
was quite as devout as her husband. After breakfast 
each morning she retired for an hour to her chamber 
for prayers and reading the Holy Scriptures, a prac- 
tice she never omitted during half a century of life 
under varied conditions. In church Mrs. Washington 
always knelt, while her husband stood during the de- 
votionary portion of the service. At every repast 
Washington always, unless a clergyman was present, 
asked a blessing in a standing posture. If a clergyman 
was present he was requested to ask a blessing and 
also to return thanks after the conclusion of the 
meal. — Reformed Church Messenger. 



WASHINGTON'S BAPTISM 

In this anniversary of Washington's birthday, many 
hitherto commonly unknown facts have been brought 
forth as to the private life of "The Father of Our 
Country." In TIME, Sept. 5, 1931, appears an article 
touching on Washington's baptism. We quote in part: 
"When he was almost two months old, Washington 
was sprinkled in the 'orthodox Episcopal manner.' At 
33 he took oath to conform to the doctrine of The 
Church of England 'as by law established.' _ Gen- 
eral Washington one day went to Rev. John Gano, 
chaplain in the Continental Army, and exclaimed: 'I 
have been investigating the Scripture, and I believe 
immersion to be baptism taught in the Word of God, 
and I demand it at your hands. I do not wish any 
parade made or the Army called out, but simply a 
quiet demonstration of the ordinance.' In the pres- 
ence of 42 witnesses George Washington was immers- 
ed in the Potomac." What a long list we could make 
of men who came to similar conclusions to this one of 
Washington. But who ever heard of one being first 
immersed, and then demanding sprinkling? 



^gdgggjggg 



If I refuse to give any- 
thing to missions, I cast 
my ballot in favor of the 
recall of every missionary. 



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yalo-he Section 



The Boda Christians have 
built themselves a nice little 
chapel. When Mr. Dunning was 
there some time ago the old one 
was in such a dilapidated state 
it was in danger of falling down. 
They were a little more than as- 
tonished when he suggested they 
put up a new mud building. 
(The churches in this section 
have only recently begun to sup- 
port their own workers; and, al- 
though a few have left then- 
high calling because of a slight 
decrease in wages, many have 
experiecned much blessing and 
have seen the promises of the 
Lord fulfilled.) They decided to erect the new build- 
ing. It was begun in June and finished August 21 
while the Dunnings were there for a conference. It 
seats about one hundred on horizontal poles, and 
others if they bring their own stools can sit in the 
aisle. 

"Thinking Black." Here is an example of it. Mr. 
Dunning praised the chapel very highly, it was good 
work — a copy of the Bozoum church; but he asked the 
pastor why it was on the lot crooked. 

"Oh, Monsieur, that is where the corner post of the 
old chapel was eaten by white ants. I thought it was 
better not to put the new one in the same place." 

"All right, but why didn't you move the front corner 
post to make it straight with the back one?" 

"There wasn't any need to. The white ants hadn't 
eaten there!" 

This new chapel was dedicated Sunday, August 22. 
It was crowded out. The last ones who came had to 
sit under the eaves outside the doors. That Sunday 
they experienced cheerful giving. Their offerings had 
been dropping for some time, but when they had their 
attention called again to what the Lord had done for 
them they opened up their hearts and pockets and 
gave as much in that one Sunday as for the whole 
previous two months. Yes, praise God for their faith 
and zeal, but pray much for them, too. They face 
strong and varied temptations. 

The Yaloke Field has been going through some 
deep waters. Voloungou said the Lord was sweeping 
His house. We have seen around five catechists swept 
aside these last few weeks. Why? Love of money man- 
ifested in gambling, stealing and adultery. Forgetting 
to read is the cause in the case of two — how seldom 
they must have read the Word! Of some of these 
cases you have heard. At the present time there are 
two chapel points closed because of lack of catechists, 
and some others are insufficiently manned. Oh, pray 
ye the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth 
laborers! 

Partly for this reason — to find out which chapels 
are the most needy — and partly for the fellowship 
which they all need in this time of crisis, the catech- 
ists from all sections of the Yaloke District were call- 
ed in for a conference from August 24-31. Misses 
Emmert and Tyson and Mr. Dunning took charge of 
the Bible teaching, counseling, etc. Miss Emmert and 
Mrs. Dunning had two classes a day with the women 
who also attended as many of the other sessions as 
they could. 

Five catechists are attending the Bible School at 
Bozoum. While it means a shortage of workers now, 



GODS ALBUM 

Robert Moffat, the African missionary, on being 
asked to write in an autograph album, penned the 
following lines: 

My album is in heathen breasts, 
Where passions reign and darkness rests 

Without one rav of light; 
To write the name of JESUS there, 
And point to worlds all bright and fair, 
And see the heathen bow in prayer, 

Is all my soul's delight. 

— Dawn Magazine. 



BRETHREN FOREIGN 
MISSIONARY DIRECTORY 



BRETHREN FOREIGN MISSIONARY 

DIRECTORY 

SOUTH AMERICA 





Addr 



vadavia 433, Rio Cue 
tina, South America 
Rev. and Mrs. Cirence L. Sickel 
Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy 
Address: La Carlota, F. C. C. A. 
Rev. and Mrs. Hill Maconaghy 



F. C. C. A., 



Cordoba, Argen- 



Velez Sarafield 1018, Ar 



Address: Yaloke, par E 

lal Africa 
Rev. and Mrs. Harold L. Dunning 
Miss Mary Emmert 
Miss Elizabeth Tyson 

Address: Bassal, par Bozoum, par Bangui, et 
Miss Grace Byron 
Miss Estella Myers 
Address: Bozoum, par Bangui, etc. 
Rev. and Mrs. Orvil!e D. Jobson 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert S. Williams 
Rev. and Mrs. Jake P. Khever 
Address: Bellevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangu 
Miss Florence Bickel 
Mrs. Minnie Kennedy 
Address: Bouca, par Bangui, etc. 
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph H. Foster 



AFRICA 

par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French Equator- 



MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH 

Mrs. Mabel Crawford, care Prof. Homer A. Kent, Winona Lake, Indian; 
Rev. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon, Box 273, Winona Lake, Indiana 
Rev. and Sirs. Curtis G. Morrill, Harrah, Washington 
Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Taber, care Andrew Murray Missionary Home, 
Bellevue Ave., Capetown, South Africa 



MISSIONARIES UNDER APPOINTMENT 

Rev. and Mrs. Garner Hoyt, care Bryan University, Dayton, Tennessee 
Miss Ruth Snyder, 160 Third St., Conemaugh, Pennsylvania 



GOD'S WORK IN THE YALOKE SECTION 

(concluded) 

it means an increase in the capabilities of each man 
in the future. Two others were scheduled to go, but 
they proved themselves unworthy of the privilege. 

As you pray for the work of evangelism at chapel 
points and on the station, don't forget the hospital, 
school, and other classes. These are far reaching 
works that bear fruit not only now but in the years 
to come should our Lord tarry. 



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December, 1942 

Mrs. Grace Hill, Long Beach, Calif. I % 

African Leper Fund 

African General Fund 

Bible School. Long Beach. Calif. I 

Dunning Fund 

Mrs. William Dunning. Pennsylvania District (Special) 

J. Robert Russell. Dayton. Ohio, I 

New Brunswick Bible Church. New Brunswick. N. J. 

( Special ) 
Miscellaneous. Sterling, Ohio (Special) 

Emmert Fund 

Ray A. Emmert, Dallas Center, Iowa 

General Fund 

Bible School, Long Beach. Calif. I 

Miscellaneous. Long Beach. Calif. I 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Eisemann. Long Beach. Calif. 1 

Kennedy Fund 

W. M. C, Long Beach, Calif. 1 (Boys-special) 
Young People's S. S. Class. Mrs. Bryson Fetters. Teacher 
Berne. Ind. (Special-Boys) 

Kliever Fund 

Christain Endeavor, Spokane, Washington 

Map Fund 

\V. M. C, San Diego, California 

Myers Fund 

Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Newsome, Whittier, Calif. (Special) 



4.18 
8.00 
15.00 



Sheldon Fund 

W. M. C, East Central District (Mrs. Sheldon) 41.21 

First Brethren Church, Danville. Ohio 25.00 
First Brethren Church, New Troy, Michigan (Special) 30.00 

South Ameican General Fund 

Senior C. E., Long Beach, Calif. 1 10.00 

Miss Helen Kindig, Long Beach. Calif. I (Sickel) 10.00 

South American Helpers' Children's Fund 

Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I 0.17 



Taber Fund 








Bible School. Long Beach, Calif. 1 


(Charles) 


12.06 


12.06 


Wagner Fund 








C. E., Clayhole, Kentucky- 




5.00 




Mrs. Frank Larson, Modesto. Calif 




26.00 


31.00 


Williams Fund 








Mrs. William Dunning, Pennsylvania 


District (Special) 


13.50 


13.50 



Gifts outside the Foreign Mis 

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Stokely 

Young People's C. E. , Long Beach, Calif. I ( Mrs. 

Adult C. E., Long Beach, Calif. I (Mr.) 

American Board of Missions to the Jews 
Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I 



ry Society of The Brethren Church: 



8.64 
5.00 



Total receipts for December $541.34 



Barbara Hunter, Bookkeeper 
Louis S. Bauman, Sec'y-Treas. 



j)uUxf 
Mostieli! 



Why this column? Nobody 
ever had an unkind thought 
about his neighbor when he was 
laughin' hard So we would en- 
courage some good hearty laugh- 
Leo Polman 



Graduate: "Professor, I have made some money 
and I want to do something for my old college. I don't 
remember what studies I excelled in." 

Professor: "In my classes you slept must of the 
time." 

Graduate: "Fine! I'll endow a dormitory." 




The village fire engine was careening towards a 
small hamlet. 

Suddenly a hefty housewife left a groui' of her 
cronies and, dashing into the middle of the road, 
waved her arms frantically in front of the oncoming 
engine. The driver pulled up with a jerk. 

"Where's the fire?" he shouted. 

"Well, that takes the cake!" retorted the woman. 
"That's what we all want to know!" 



JtatfipKj, the, fyaundtatian 

A brilliant Oxford student offered himself to the 
missionary society for African service. Someone re- 
monstrated with him, telling him that he would die 
in a year or two, and that he was throwing his life 
away. The student answered: "I think it is with the 
missions as with the building of a great bridge. You 
know many stones have to be placed in the earth 
unseen to be a foundation for the bridge. If Jesus 
wants me to be one of the unseen stones lying in an 
African grave, I am satisfied to be such, certain as I 
am that the final result will be a Christian Africa." 
It was a fact that that young man died after a few 
years there. — Expositor. 



"NO RELIGIOUS MONOPOLY" 

Continued from page 70 

tants have to preach and teach the gospel to all men 
everywhere is as sacred as is that of Roman Catholics 
to preach their views. We must not consent to the 
establishment of a Roman Catholic religious domina- 
tion over the millions of people in Latin America. The 
religious minorities of Latin America need the loyal 
support of their fellow men in the United States who 
love liberty. 



FEBRUARY 6, 1943 










DANVILLE, OHIO 

If you would care for a little news item from the 
Danville church, I don't believe it has ever been in 
that we have called Brother Baerg as pastor. 

We have just com- 
pleted the interior re- 
decoration and plac- 
ing of new seats and 
carpet. The entire 
cost of which is over 
$900. Our Home Mis- 
sion offering was 
$126; the Seminary 
offering, $101. In the 
past year we had 
three weeks of evan- 
gelistic meetings with 
offerings re a c h i n g 
over $250, and an 
average attendance of 
110. After a notice- 
able slump last fall 
the spiritual condi- 
tion is beginning to 
pick up and we are 
looking forward to a 
greater service for 
the Lord under the 
ministry of Brother and Sister Baerg. 

No, Danville is far from dead although they haven't 
said much about it. 

We have our old pews to dispose of if you happen 
to know of anyone who might be interested in them, 
if for only temporary use. There are, I think, 26 of 
them and they are in good condition but not too 
comfortable. 

Sincerely in His service, 

NELLIE MAGERS, Sec'y. 




AFTER ONE YEAR— CONEMAUGH, PA. 

One year has now passed since we left many bind- 
ing ties at Spokane, Washington, and migrated to 
Conemaugh, Pennsylvania to serve the church as 
pastor. As we think back to Sunday, January 2, 1942, 
when we delivered the first sermon to a fair sized 
audience, we are still convinced it was the blessed 
Holy Spirit that led us to Conemaugh, and we were 
made to realize as never before that God's ways are 
not man's ways. 

The faithful presentation of the Word, the EARN- 
EST PRAYERS of the saints on Wednesday nights, 
and their faithfulness at all the services has had a 
tremendous effect on the spiritual welfare of the 
church throughout the year past. We believe that God 



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THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY says: 
1,700,000,000 people — four fifths of the world's popula- 
tion — are now at war. This thought is staggering. 
What now do those think who plan to bring Christ 
back to a war free, hate free world. Will peace return 
to the world before the Prince of Peace returns? 
Read Isaiah 2:1-5. 



has great things in store for us in the days that are 
ahead. Therefore, we ask the BROTHERHOOD to join 
us in prayer that God will bless us with a much need- 
ed revival that will build up the church and save the 
lost. 

At the last GENERAL FELLOWSHIP OF BRETH- 
REN CHURCH CONFERENCE held at Winona Lake, 
several pastors said to the writer "all eyes are set on 
Conemaugh." Just why all eyes should be set on the 
Conemaugh Brethren church more than on any other 
church still remains sort of a mystery to us. Well, 
Brethren, so that your concern will not be too ambig- 
uous, we declare the Conemaugh Brethren to be up 
and doing for their Lord and Master Jesus Christ. 
Therefore I present the financial and spiritual status 
of the church so that you can form your own con- 
clusions. 

FINANCIALLY: Parsonage remodled at a cost of 
more than $1800.00 which is all paid for. Easter offer- 
ing for Foreign Missions was $1212.13; for Home Mis • 
sions$797.25; for Jewish Mission Work $287.40. These 
offerings are as large, or perhaps, the largest given in 
the history of the church. As yet the offering for Grace 
Theological Seminary has not been received. We do 
know the total amount given by members to the 
General Missionary Board at Ashland, Ohio. Last fall 
we had the outside of the church repaired, and built 
a new chimney at a cost of over $1600.00. This spring 
the interior will be reconditioned and repaired from 
ceiling to basement. Not a dollar has been borrowed 
or pledged for this work. For the accomplishments 
in this respect we give the God of all grace the glory. 

SPIRITUALLY the church is on the upward trend. 
Amidst our world that is torn by the horrors of war, 
God's faithful few are being drawn closer to His side. 
At the present time we have in splendid action a 
Junior and Senior Women's Missionary Council. Adult, 
Junior and Senior Christian Endeavor, and by the 
way the Senior Endeavor is publishing a monthly 
periodical called the "Brethren C. E. Informer" which 
is mailed to all our boys in National Service: The In- 
former is worth more than its weight in gold to our 
Brethren boys. After they have read it, it is passed 
on to other boys who are eager to know what it con- 
tains. The Sunday School seemingly is taking on new 
life. The worship services are growing in spirit and 
in the attendance. Strangers are beginning to come 
and say they are more than pleased with the services. 
As yet, the midweek prayer meetings are not very 
largely attended, but the spirit of prayer and Christ- 
ian fellowship would be hard to beat. We added to 
our ranks eight new members by baptism and two by 
letter. The blessings have by far outweighed the dif- 
ficulties. We realize in all that God has done for us 
we must ever keep humble before Him if we desire 
further blessings of the Lord and be useful in His 
service. Continue to pray that each and every prob- 
lem we might have will be settled according to His 

most holy will. 

The question often asked is — Do you like Cone- 
maugh? Yes we like Conemaugh because it now is 
our home, and through the providence of God we were 
called to a church where there is a group of wor- 
shippers who in reality love the Lord, and are very 
anxious to have their church move on to victory. On 
Sunday night, January 24, our first anniversary as 
their pastor, they surprisingly remembered us with a 
splendid gift of money. Like the people of Altoona 
and Pittsburgh we forget that we are living in a 
smoky city. It's the people that make the difference 

because they are of the same mind that we are. 

ALBERT LANTZ, Pastor. 

115 Oak St. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONA RY HERALD 




LA VERNE, CALIF. 

Greetings from La Verne, where we are "rationed" 
in all things even as the Brethren elsewhere, believe 
it or not. 

We thank 
our Heaven- 
ly Father for 
the many 
blessings 
which He has 
bestowed up- 
on this con- 
gregation. Of 
special i m - 
portance i s 
the cancella- 
tion of the 
church debt 
aside from 
larger con- 
tributions to Home and Foreign Missions. 

Two revival meetings with Dr. Harry Von Bruch 
as leader added to the inspirational life of the con- 
gregation. 

When Brother Donald Carter resigned as pastor, 
after four and a half years, it seemed doubtful con- 
cerning one to adequately fill the vacancy. But the 
Lord is faithful and He sent Dr. Kenneth Monroe, who 
needs no introduction to the Herald family. The La 
Verne Brethren acknowledge that God has supplied 
the need for a pastor "beyond all we could ask or 
think." We gave Him all the praise. 

An enthusiastic overflow group assembled to wel- 
come Brother and Sister Monroe and say "ADIOS" to 
Brother and Sister Carter on the same evening. Even 
our social affairs are subject to ration these days! 
MRS. ELSIE RAGER, 
Publications Reporter 



GLENDALE, CALIF. 

Greetings to the brotherhood from Glendale, Calif. 

The Lord was very gracious unto us in our evan- 
gelistic effort. Our evangelist was Gilbert Wilson, a 
man from Texas. We were greatly blessed by his 

ministry among 
us. Harry Bundy 
led the singing, 
assisted by the 
Gates Sisters. 

They are folks 
that can really 
make the raft- 
e r s ring with 
songs of praise 
to our God. 

Our he a r t s 
were gladdened 
b y the many 
answers to 
prayer, there 
being seventeen 
first time confessions. Many of whom we have prayed 
for years. 

Praise the Lord, He is ever faithful. Twenty-two 
people reconsecrated their lives and one mother was 
baptized and received into the church, making her 
home united for Christ and the church. 

Our love offering was better than two hundred dol- 
lars for which we thank the Lord. 

Yours because of Calvary, 

MRS. A. W. STIVERS 




evangelist. For some time previous much prayer was 
made relative to these evangelistic meetings. For 
two weeks previous to the meetings and also while 
the meetings were in progress, there were four morn- 
ing cottage prayer meetings each week held in the 
different sections of the city. These prayer meetings 
were well attended and proved a source of blessing 
and strength to those present. Added to these morn- 
ing meetings, there was held a Friday evening pray- 
er meeting in homes of the members. These Friday 
evening meetings gave an opportunity for those who 
were employed during the day to share in the bles- 
sings thus afforded. Prayer lists were made and 
special intercessory prayers were offered for those 
whose names appeared on these lists at both the cot- 
tage prayer meetings and the pre-service prayer 
sessions in the evening before the regular services. 

We had the Eureka Jubilee Singers, a group of five 
negro singers and their manager, who was also the 
pianist for these meetings. They are wonderful sing- 
ers and gave truly helpful messages at each service. 
We thoroughly enjoyed their ministry in song. The 
singers were entertained in the Cleve Miller, the N. 
J. Fike and the I. J. Gayman homes with meals served 
in the church basement, under the able supervision 
of Mrs. Maggie G. Peck. The evangelist was enter- 
tained in the home of Brother and Sister Schrock 
while here. 

During the meetings twelve definite decisions were 
made besides a good number of reconsecrations. It 
is our prayer that some of those making the first 
time decisions will submit to baptism and come into 
the local church. Practically all those making first 
time decisions are from families having other church 
relationship. 

It was a real blessing to have been privileged to 
have had these meetings and to have had Brother 
Miller with us. His fearless and unique presentation 
of the Word left a lasting impression and the lives 
of many will be richer because of his ministry in our 
midst. 

We ask for the prayers of the brotherhood that the 
Lord may be exalted in the Waterloo congregation 
and that many souls may accept the Lord Jesus 
Christ as their Savior through the ministry of His 
people in this place. 

JESSIE BONTRAGER, Secretary. 



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Please enter my subscription to the Brethren 
Missionary Herald for one year. One dollar ($1) 
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WATERLOO, IOWA 

Early in November we had the privilege of a two- 
weeks' series of meetings with Rev. R. Paul Miller as 




3326 So. Calhoun 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



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FEBRUARY 6, 1943 



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From 
Our Workers 



Were on the air! Tune your dial to 590. Rev. William 
dough, pastor of the Uniontown, Pa., Church, broad- 
casts daily, seven days a week at 7:45 A. M., and again 
at 6 P. M. on Sundays over station WMBS. If you are 
able to locate this station on your dial, don't miss 
these programs. 



The location of the Philadelphia Brethren Church 
will be changed from Tenth and Dauphin to Oxford 

and Knorr in the very near future. Pray that this 
church might be a blessing and a real witness to the 
people in its new community. 



The line forms to the right! Several more of our 
churches have attained the rank of one hundred per- 
centers in subscriptions to the Brethren Missionary 
Herald. Those who have just joined this group are the 
First Church of Dayton, Ohio and the churches of 
Peru, Ind. and of Sunnyside, Wash. Reports have also 
been sent into us that the churches of Allentown, Pa., 
Ellet, Ohio, and Summitt City and Meyersdale, Pa., 
will also send the Herald into every home. Has the 
name of your church been added to this honor roll? 



Our God "is able to do exceeding abundantly above 
all that we ask or think." Although the war has plac- 
ed restrictions on many building projects, yet God's 
work is still able to be carried on. An example of such 
is the recent completion of the baptistry of the First 
Brethren Church of Cleveland, Ohio. It is our prayer, 
and we know that of the entire brotherhood, that 
here many sinners saved by grace might follow the 
commandments of our Lord by partaking of the rite 
of baptism. 



A faithful soldier of the Lord as well as one of 
Uncle Sam. The following is a portion of a letter 
written by Bob Forbes, a member of the Ashland, 
Ohio Brethren Church: 

"Well, I've done it! Boy am I happy. I asked an old 
stooge across the way if he wanted to attend a Bible 
class. He said he would but advised me not to try it 
So I went to the M. A. this a. m. and although he is 
the toughest man in the barracks he thought it was 
a splendid idea and said he admired me for it. So he 
called attention and announced our service for 9:00. 
He chased the men out of the back corner and made 
every one be more or less quiet and not disturb us. 

"There were 12 of us, and I picked for a lesson Acts 
3. I tried real hard to give a good lesson without any 
quarterly or my good Bible or any other helps. 

"I kept it up for 45 minutes and evrybody was hap- 
py. When it was over I thanked them for coming and 
they shook my hand and thanked me for having it. 
I certainly am happy about it." Praise God for boys 
such as this. 




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GO DO THOU LIKEWISE 

Mrs. H. S. Neher, of our church at South Gate, 
Calif., writes, "Since it was time to renew my subscrip- 
tion to the Brethren Missionary Herald I inquired 
around and got 4 new ones to send along." Need we 
add more? If 100 others would do likewise, we would 
reach our goal of 5000 subscribers. Hurry up, Let's do 
it! (L. P.) 



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SENTENCE SERMONS 

"Every church has all the success it pays for." 
"Christianity must function or fizzle." 
"Live a life; do not only get a living." 
"The more love we give away the more we have." 
"A selfish Christian is a contradiction." 
"A struggling church is not dead, at any rate!" 
"A sharf tongue severs many a good friendship." 
"Men who pray much, don't bray much!" — From 
LaVerne Calender. 



A PERFECT CONVOY OF DREADNAUGHTS 

A message from Miss Edna Hotchkiss, missionary 
in the Philippine Islands, to the Native Church. 
"FEAR NOT — unto you is born a Savious which is 

Christ the Lord."— Luke 2:10,11. 
"FEAR NOT— I have redeemed thee" — Isaiah 43:1. 
"FEAR NOT— I am with thee"— Isa. 41:10. 
"FEAR NOT— I am thy shield"— Gen. 15:1. 
"FEAR NOT— I will help thee"— Isa. 41:13. 
"FEAR NOT— the LORD shall fight for you"— Ex. 14:14 
"FEAR NOT— the LORD THY GOD will not fail thee" 

— Deut. 31:6. 
"FEAR NOT— Believe only"— Luke 8:50. 



jjuicif M&id&U! 

BEFORE THE DAYS OF GAS RATIONING 

"What's happened, George?" the wife inquired, as 
her husband got out of the car to investigate. 

"Puncture," he replied briefly. 

"You should have been more careful," she said. 
"The guidebook warned us there was a fork in the 
road at this point." 



Dentist: Excuse me a moment, please. 

Patient: Where are you going? 

Dentist: Before beginning work on you, I must have 
my drill. 

Patient: Great Scott, man, can't you fill a tooth 
without a rehearsal? 



Motorist: Boy, am I right for the zoo? 
Bright Lad: As far as I know you are, Mister, but 
I'm not running the zoo. — Christian Science Monitor. 

Teacher: "Every one of God's creatures is here for 
a useful purpose. Now what do we learn from the 
mosquito, Willie? 

Willie: "We learn from the mosquito how easy it is 
to get stung." 



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SELF-SUFFICIENT 



4-6-43 
Blaine Snyder 

Preeport Mich. 



We h 



choicest bounties of 
been preserved, these 
peace and prosperity. We have 
in numbers, wealth, and power as no 
other nation has ever grown : but we 
have forgotten God. We have forgot- 
ten the gracious hand which pre- 
served us In peace, and multiplied 
and enriched and strengthened us; and 
we have vainly imagined, in the de- 
cettfulness of our hearts, that all 
these blessings were produced by 
isdom 
ntoxicated with unbrok 
have become too se 
sufficient to feel th 
deeming and preserving 
proud to pray to the G>)d that 
us. It behooves us, then, to u 
ourselves before the offended P 
to confess our national sins, and 
pray for clemency and forylvone 

I still have confidence that 
Almighty, the Maker of the unh 
will, through the instrumentality 
this great and intelligent people 
bring us through this as H 
through all the other difficult 
our country. — Abraham Lincoli 



»lty of 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HEUALD 



THE 




BRETHREN WOMEN'S 
MISSIONARY 
COUNCIL 
L/llicia'ui 



349 Ohio St., 



PRESIDENT — Mrs. Homer A. Kent, Bex 102, Wlnon 
VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. Melvin Fisher, Camden, 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Arthur D. Cashn 

Ashland, Ohio. 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY-TREASURER — Mrs. Arthur Nickel, Winona Leke, 

Indiana. 
LITERATURE SECRETARY — Mrs. Herman W. Koontz, 105 Ottervlew 

Ave., Ghent, Roanoke, Virginia. 
PRAYER CHAIRMAN — Mrs. Edward D. Bo 
EDITOR — Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet, Ohio 



Buena Vista, Virginia. 



w. m. e. 

A consecration service was held, under the direction 
of our president, Mrs. Ada Maxwell, at the first 
meeting of the Council for this year. From a large 
candle representing Jesus, the Light of the world, 
each member lighted a smaller candle as she gave a 
scripture verse. When the lighted candle circle was 
completed all joined in singing "Take my life and 
let it be, consecrated Lord, to Thee." 

The report of the past year revealed special Red 
Cross work aside from the missionary program. 

There was an average attendance of 23 from a 
membership of 37 at the twelve sessions of the Coun- 
cil. 

It was our happy privilege to have the Sheldon 
family with us for a season, especially to welcome 
their first baby girl. 

It is our ambition to ever be a friend in need in 
any situation arising in any department of the 
church. 

Mrs. Elsie Rager 
Publications Reporter. 
La Verne, Calif. 



GOD'S GRACE 



God's 
God's 
God's 
God's 
God's 
God's 
God's 
God's 



grace higher far than the heavens; 
grace deeper far than the sea; 
grace broader far than the ocean; 
grace is sufficient for me. 
grace far above earthly pleasure; 
grace is for all — taste and see. 
grace is His gift without measure; 
gift is sufficient for me. 



wmktramdTkhh- 





DEVOTIONAL 

MARCH 1943 

TOPIC: "The Challenge of the Dark Continent." 

Suggested Program 
PRELUDE 
PRAYER CIRCLE 

BIBLE STUDY— (using Dr\ McCIain's "Bible 
Truths" as basis for study) 

SPECIAL MUSICAL NUMBER 

TOPIC: "The Challenge of the Leper Work."— 
Mrs. Morrill 

HYMN— "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" 

TOPIC :"The Challenge of the Regions Beyond"— 
Rev. Morrill 

BENEDICTION 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at 181!) Broadway, 
Fort Wayne, Ind., by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 
33211 So Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOAKD OF DIRECTORS 
President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Cree! 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Home A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich 

L. L. Ombb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman, 
Educational: Alva .1. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs, R. E. Gingrich. 



Entered 
Fort Wa.vn 
3, 1879 



post office at 



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FEBRUARY 13, 1943 



whiknMi^TM<k. 



^Ike GltaUen<f,e of the Jlep&l 
l4Jo*k 



By BERTHA MERRIL 




In beginning this article I want to tell you some 
thing about leprosy itself, for so many of you people 
have asked us about the disease and about the danger 
of the missionaries contracting the 
disease. 

There are two types of the dis- 
ease called the anaesthetic type 
and the nodular type. Both types 
we see and treat at our mission 
station among the Kabba people 
in Africa. The anaesthetic type is 
so called because even though it is 
a systematic infection it is char- 
acterized by the spots that appear 
on the skin. In the colored race 
these spots are usually bronze in 
color in contrast to the otherwise 
brown or almost black skin. The 
patch, thus colored, is usually a 
slightly raised area and if it is on 
a part of the skin that is not cov- 
ered with clothing it sometimes 
glaringly tells everyone who is ob- 
serving at all that the person is a 
leper. Now the reason for the name 
"anaesthetic," these discolored 
patches of skin lose their sensi- 
tiveness to stimuli and you can 
prick a leper in these areas with a 
pin or burn him and he will not 
have any sense of pain. It is in this 
type of leprosy that fingers and 
toes may drop off until only 
stumps are left. 

In the other type of the disease, 
ugly nodules appear around the 
eyes and the ears and sometimes on other parts of 
the body. The facial expression becomes distinctly 
changed. Later other symptoms will appear. 

Patients have come for treatment to our dispensary 
with huge, foul smelling, sloughing ulcers. These ul- 
cers will bring them for treatment sometimes if the 
other symptoms of the disease do not. I remember 
distinctly one man who came for treatment, a relative 
of a chief. When first looking at the man I wondered 
what was wrong with him that he had come to us. 
Upon questioning him I was told that he had leprosy; 
than he drew to one side a large scarf that he was 
wearing around his waist and there on his thigh was 
an ugly leprous ulcer. He was sensitive about the 
foul ulcer where he wasn't about the actual disease 
itself. 

Sometimes patients come who have lost some of 
their fingers or toes, but in my experience they hadn't 
been so concerned about that until ulcers became 
uncontrollable. I remember one time when we were 
itinerating across the river among the Laka people 
where we saw a man sitting in a path to a village fan- 
ning himself to keep the flies away. Such a miserable 
piece of humanity as he was. A considerable portion 
of his nose had sloughed off and some of his fingers 
and toes were gone. 

Perhaps you wonder why the disease is more prev- 
alent in hot countries with little sanitation and why 
one so seldom hears of a doctor or a nurse or any 
other white person contracting the disease. Let me 
tell you a little more of the scientific knowledge that 



A Leper Victim 
nodular leprosy, 



we now have of leprosy. One of the latest theories is 
that the germs causing the disease are carried from 
one person to another through the secretions of the 
nose and mouth. In regions where leprosy is the most 
prevalent the natives eat from a common pot. In the 
yabba tribe, where I have had experience, a group of 
four or five men sit on the ground and eat out of 
the same utensil and a group of women will do like- 
wise. Even though it is the custom to wash the hands 
before eating still germs in the saliva can easily oe 
transmitted from the mouth to the rest of the food. 
A native will eat with a leper and think nothing of 
it, for in this tribe lepers are not ostracized. 

We are told by some authorities that the disease is 
no more infectious than tuberculosis, some say not 
even as much so. And that ordinary precautions will 
protect one from contracting the disease. No wonder, 
is it, that a missionary becomes super-conscious about 
touching his face with his hands when around the 
natives. The American Mission to the Lepers tells us 
that in our part of Africa at least 20 percent of the 
natives have the disease, and from our personal ob- 
servation and the number of cases we have treated 
from a small radius we are led to believe that the per- 
centage is higher than that. 

As a rule, we are not so concerned about contract- 
ing leprosy from the cases that we are treating, for 
we know of the infection present and take the neces- 
sary precautions of washing our hands, changing 
outer clothing and shoes. But it is the many, many 
people with whom we come in contact who unknown 
to us have the disease. It is for that reason that we 
never come home from a church service or from a 
village where we have greeted natives that we don't 
immediately go into the house and thoroughly wash 
our hands with soap and water. 

In closing, I want to emphasize that the most im- 
portant part of the work is the privilege of bringing 
the light of Christ into these lives. Each patient that 
is treated, and sometimes at Bekoro we were treating 
100 lepers once a week, is another contact for Christ. 
I'm led to believe that where we do out-patient dis- 
pensary work as we had to do when in Africa we have 
neither the physical nor the spiritual results that 
have been reported where the patients are isolated in 
colonies under the mission influence. 

Some missionaries believe that the lepers in ad- 
vanced stages are more easily won to Christ than are 
other people. They are so grateful for the care and 
relief given their wretched bodies. Because these 
people will come from such a wide area to the mission 
for treatment the influence of the gospel is carried 
into the outlying territories and it may be from a 
leper who has returned home after being treated that 
a village will for the first time hear of the Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

Bertha Morrill. 



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ISN'T IT 
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"Some Christians are truly 
Christians but not wholly 
Christians. Unless we are 
wholly Christians we cannot 
be holy Christians." 



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^lie GUallerLCfe ajj the defiant, Beyond 




Curtis G. Morril 



TKE SCOPE OF THE REGIONS BEYOND. Today 
the place and scope of the "Regions Beyond" the 
Mision Oubangui Chari of the Brethren Church have 
changed considerably from 
tnat of twenty years ago. At 
present we have an under- 
standing with other missions 
in surrounding territories to 
the effect that we will stay 
within certain boundaries. 
These are defined by the ex- 
cellent map prepared by Bro- 
ther Jobson when home on 
furlough. It is principally 
within this area that the 
regions beyond exist. This is 
not to suggest that there are 
not plenty of other regions in 
Africa which have not been 
occupied. These, however, are 
not near our present mission field. 

However, within our alloted field there are vast 
areas which have been scarcely touched because of 
inadequate forces. We have simply lacked the per- 
sonnel to do all the work which has been assigned to 
us. This territory lies in what is called the "bush." 
This term means villages off of the main automobile 
roads. Many secondary dry season roads have been 
cleared and constructed within the last five years. 
These aid greatly in the evangelization of these bush 
areas. With the exception of these somewhat ques- 
tionable roads, all bush evangelization has to be done 
by bicycle or by "push," using trails which are only 
about a foot wide. Until recently, and even now, in 
some parts of our mission, most of the actual popula- 
tion has lived in the bush. 

A mission station is located in a strategic position, 
generally in or near the center of a large area for 
whose evangelization the missionaries are responsible. 
The Bemiller field, where we were located, is one of 
the smallest of all these divisions. Yet we had about 
three thousand square miles of surrounding territory 
to care for. In spite of the trend of our mission to- 
ward decentralization of work, there are still a great 
many functions of the missionary which must be 
done on the main station rather than at points out 
from it, such as chapels. There is always enough 
work on a normal station to fully occupy four mis- 
sionaries. This is the reason why the surrounding 
territories have been greatly neglected when the 
station staff was only two or three persons. 

THE NEED OF THESE REGIONS BEYOND. The 

fact that a large per cent of the people of our fields 
in Africa live in the bush constitutes the main need. 
As has already been said, the present staff of mis- 
sionaries are unable to make more than occasional 
trips into the bush country surrounding the main 
stations. Most of the natives have very little personal 
ccntaco with the missionary. True, a few can come 
into the station occasionally to hear the preaching of 
the Word. When the missionaries go on bush trips 
they must be of short duration while one attempts 
to contact as many villages as possible. This gives 
little time for each village. Then, as a rule, ignorance, 
immorality, and oppression are greater in these dis- 
tant villages than they are nearer to a mission station 
or a government post. Open opposition to the preach 
ing of the gospel is often greater when native preach- 
ers are sent out on their own into these outlying dis- 
tricts. So, even where native evangelists can be sent 
out into these fields, it is necessary to follow with the 
white man's contact. 



METHODS OF REACHING THESE REGIONS BE- 
YOND. There are two principle ways of reaching 
these regions. The first is by the white missionary 
and the other is by use of the trained native. The 
native has a real and increasingly important place 
in reaching these people. There are, however, some 
serious limitations yet to their training and their abil- 
ity to completely care for this work. For one thing, 
their position with regard to the other natives and 
the government places certain real limitations on 
their work. On the other hand, there are many ad- 
vantages in having the native carry the gospel to his 
own people even though they are far in the bush. 
There is a definite work the white man must do in 
these territories which no native can do and the same 
is true with regard to certain phases of the work 
which only the native can adequately perform. Yes, 
we still have a r^al need for white workers to properly 
care for this work of reaching the people in these 
outlying districts. The supervision and council of the 
native workers out in these far flung territories could 
take the entire time of one white man. 

Life in the bush, in most cases, is difficult for the 
missionary. One is out of contact, sometimes for pro- 
longed periods, with his fellow missionaries. All mail 
and contact with the outside world is difficult to 
maintain. The mode of travel is low and trying, often 
involving exposure to both tropical sun and rain. In- 
sects such as mosquitoes and tzetze flies attack the 
white man with greater success than when living at 
the mission station because of the difficulties involv- 
ed in protecting one's self from them These bites 
cause maleria and sleeping sickness. Then, too, it is 
much more difficult to guard against various forms of 
dysentery. The living quarters are generally about 
the same as those for the natives themselves. Food 
is difficult to maintain in proper amounts and in 
proper condtion. It is generally necessary to carry 
more canned foods in the bush work which causes an 
additional hardship on the missionary's "dollar-a- 
day" allowance. 

In spite of all these hardships missionaries almost 
always like to do bush work as it gives one contact 
with new people and with those who so seldom hear 
the gospel. It pays big dividends. We believe that the 
ideal thing would be for each mission station to have 
an adequate number of missionaries ro that some one 
could devote his entire time to reaching these "re- 
gions beyond." This would not preclude others from 
doing such itineration in the bush as they had time 
and opportunity for, but it would mean reaching 
more of these neglected areas for Christ. The same 
person would not necessarily be employed at this 
work all of the time. The station staff could alternate 
among themselves. This would give the various mis- 
sionaries a fairly good picture of the work as a whole. 

In closing, let me urge upon you the nepd of prayer 
that the Lord of the harvest may send forth more 
workers. This is the great need of the "regions be- 
yond." We should have more volunteers in prepara- 
tion so that they can be sent out when the opportun- 
ity presents itself. God will open the door again in re- 
sponse to prevailing prayer. 

Curtis G. Morrill. 



REMEMBER 

As a mirror shows us as others see us, so God's 
Word shows us as God sees us. Don't throw away 
the mirror because you don't like the image it 
reflects. 



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Freda Kliever 



Bellevue par bassongoa, A. E. F. 
October, 1542 
Dear W. M. C: 

We have been at Bellevue almost two months now 
and a busy time it has been. First of all, we had to 
unpack and set up housekeeping; then there was the 
garden to get in as quickly as 
possible, so it could get a good 
start before the rains stop, 
also guava season was at its 
peak, so had to put up what 
jam and jelly we needed and 
can some. As I unpacked the 
trunks I mended all our 
clothes and linens, so that is 
done up for a while at least. 
Besides this I hava started to 
have school with Anne and in 
between times have been 
sewing for the whole family. 
Imagine me making shorts, 
pants and shirts for my hus- 
band — yes it has come to that 
— all because I don't like the 
fit and flare the native tailors get on the clothes they 
sew, and because Montgomery and Ward couldn't fill 
our last order. , 

At home we think after a girl is married her boy 
troubles are all over, not so in Africa. Here they 
start all over again. True, they are of a bit different 
nature but rather heart breaking at times neverthe- 
less. The first week or ten days everything went fine. 
Then one morning the cook came to work with an aw- 
ful long face. That day he burned the food, forgot 
work which he does every day, and was simply im- 
possible in general. I finally weakened and asked 
what was the trouble. "Oh, Madame, we are so hun- 
gry. Here we have to buy our food and it will take all 
the money you pay us. We will have no money left to 
pay our taxes when the time comes and we'll have to 
emit wearing clothes, and etc. etc." Poor kid I did feel 
sorry for him. I told him we'd try and arrange the 
affair some how. When I told Jake about it, he said 
we'd do nothing of the kind. He saw right away what 
I didn't. They were working me for a raise. Jake took 
them (I say them because one person always is 
spokesman for them all) to task. We told them before 
we came that living away from their people would be 
hard for them but they wanted to come. Now they 
had to make the choice of being satisfied or going 
home. To leave would have been a terrible disgrace so 
they came to time. What they may try next we don't 
know. 

The garden was coming along very nicely until the 
hippo paid it a visit. He ate off the things that suited 
his taste, and what wasn't big enough to eat he walk- 
ed all over. Things like this wouldn't be so bad if it 
wasn't so hard to get seed to replant. We had a big 
seed order on the Zam Zam, Mrs. Johnson put in an 
order for us while they were still home — it never 
reached us, and so much of the seed we get here in 
the colony doesn't grow. Maybe the Lord permits 
these things to make us more thankful for what we 
do have, — and truly we are thankful we have never 
lacked for a thing. 



Yesterday a woman came and said she wanted to 
greet me. I was very busy but one must be polite so I 
dropped everything to receive my greeting. I had 
never seen the person before so asked her who she 
was. She explained that she had come all the way 
from the post to greet me. Here is the way I was 
greeted: first she asked if she could have a few 
lemons. There are a lot of lemons here but I had only 
a few at the house so I gave her four, next she asked 
if I couldn't give her a dress. Couldn't I see she had 
nothing to wear. I explained to her that if I gave her 
a dress all of her Aita (brothers and sisters) would 
come to greet me too and if I gave them all some 
clothes, what would I wear? After that she pulled a 
bottle out of her bag and told me she needed some 
peanut oil awfully bad, couldn't I give her some? I 
told her I only had a little bit myself and she says 
she only wanted a little bit! Such a greeting, I walked 
into the house and of course in her eyes I'm a mean 
person. 

True, we have come to Africa to give and to give 
freely but not of the material things of this world. 
Too often it is these material things which keep them 
from accepting the gospel. 

Jake tried to do some itinerating but found the 
roads very bad and bridges out in many places so had 
to come home. 

The work goes on and the Lord is blessing. Continue 
to pray that His will may be done and His name 
glorified. 

Yours in His blessed name, 

Freda Kliever 



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MARCH 

CHRIST THE VICTORY FOR THE SOUTH 

AMERICAN 

Hymn— "Tell Me the Old Old Story" 

Prayer. 

Hymn — "Send the Light." 

Scripture — Acts 9:1-20. 

Prayer Circle. 

Special Number. 

Topic: — "Christ the Victory for the Argentine," by 
Mrs. Clarence L. Sickel. 

Business session. 

Benediction. 



PRAYER 

1. "For all men" (I Tim.2:l). 

2. "Always" (Luke 18:1). 

3. "In Everything" (Phil. 4:6). 



PRAYER BOX 

Praise the Lord for His blessing on our Sister- 
hood work thus far this year. 

Pray for our missionaries in Argentina. 

Pray for the native pastors in South America. 

Pray for the growth of your local society. 



YOUR NATIONAL OFFICERS 





Elaine Polman 



Mabel Donaldson 



This month we introduce our National Junior 
Patroness, Miss Mabel Donaldson, better known to 
the Junior girls as "Aunt Mabel," and Elaine Polman, 
our Assistant Treasurer. 



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PRESIDENT — Lorain© Sickel, 6542 Paramount, Long Beach, California. 

VICE PRESIDENT — Dorothy Wolf, Winona Lake, Indiana. 

GENERAL SECRETARY — Lorraine Dyer, 640 14th Street, S.E., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

FINANCIAL SECRETARY — Evelyn Fuqua, 2500 E. 113th St., Los An- 
geles, California. 

TREASURER — Louise Klmmel, Berne, Indiana. 

ASSISTANT TREASURER — Elaine Polman, Box 814, 558 So. Hope St., 
Los Angefes, California. 

LITERATURE SECRETARY — Elolse Christy, R.R. No. 2, Box 194, 



SENIOR PATRONESS 
Indiana. 



Leo Polman, 4007 Tacoma Av 



Fort Wayne, 
Miss Mabel Donaldson, 4328 Garrison Street, N.W., 



JUNIOR PATRONESS 
Washington, D. C 
SENIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material In the Herald. 

2. 50% of membership completing Bible reading: Genesis, Psalms and 
Matthew. 

3.' 50% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Addition of at least one new Sisterhood girl to the society. 

5. Cabinet meetings In fall and spring. 

6. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

7. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by A ugust 10. 

8. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Secre- 
tary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

9. 75% of membership filling dime calendars. Send money to Financial 
Secretary before July 31 for th9 higher education of missionaries* 
children. 

10. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the general fund, goal number 8, 
should average at least one dollar per member per year. 

JUNIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material In the Herald. 

2. 60% of membership completing Bible reading: Genesis and Matthew. 

3. 50% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Addition of at least one new Sisterhood girl. 

5. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

6. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by August 10. 

7. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Sec- 
retary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

8. One dime calendar filled. Send money to Financial Secretary before 
July 31 for the higher education I of missionaries' children. 

9. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the General Fund, goal number 
7 should average fifty cents por member per year. 



FOUR KINDS OF CHRISTIANS 

THERE ARE TIRED CHRISTIANS who will work if 
coaxed to do so. But a tired Christian complains so 
much that there isn't much joy in it for anyone. 

THERE IS THE RETIRED 
CHRISTIAN who believes that 
he has done his share and sits 
idly by, exercising his right to 
criticize. 

THERE IS THE RUBBER-TIR- 
ED CHRISTIAN who will go 
along if the way is clear, and 
the road is smooth. 
THERE IS THE FLAT-TIRED 

CHRISTIAN who was once active and faithful in 
service, but he suffered a puncture and has never 
recovered his wind. 

—The Eleventh Hour 




hi THINK IT OVER. 



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"IT IS INTERESTING to note what 
people will do when they neglect to 
do what God would have them do." 



FEBRUARY 13, 1943 




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"But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Cor. 15:57. 

His is a victorious presence. There is no defeat 
possible with Him. The child of God of every clime 
and every land can exclaim, "Blessed be God who 
giveth me the victory." He can also exclaim, "I can 
do all things through Christ who strengthened me!" 
and can appropriately add, "Who abideth with me, 
who supporteth me, who defendeth me and who con- 
tinueth with me through all the ages, changes, and 
consummations." We cannot fail with His presence. 
We cannot be defeated when He abides with us. We 
cannot be crushed when in Him we stand. 

Maria Humbert had been hungering for just such a 
message as this for many long years. She had sought 
in vain in the ceremonies and ritual of the Catholic 
Church to find something of hope, joy, peace and vic- 
tory. In desperation she had gone as far as the door 
of a convent, persuaded to give herself up to a so- 
called life of devotion within its walls, but the hand 
raised to open the door was stayed. Then for two 
years she worked in the home of a Protestant family, 
who faithfully attended the church services each Sun- 
day, and as faithfully left the servant girl at home to 
care for the baby. Though hungering for just such a 
message as they had to give to her, they never once 
spoke to her about her soul or the message of salva- 
tion. 

She married and came across the waters to Argen- 
tina where her husband gave himself to drink. Their 
home became a continual battleground and her life 
one of sorrow and heart-break; each day a new bur- 
den, too heavy to bear. Many times she had consider- 
ed taking the easiest way out, realizing that things 
could not continue as they were. 

Then the Lord, who had loved this soul even before 
the fundation of the world, sent His messenger, a 
Bible Coach worker, to leave a tract at her door. 
Maria read the title, "Messages of the Love" (she did 
not see the words "of God" in smaller print beneath) 
and threw it to one side, for she wasn't in the mood 
for reading anything about love. She went on carry- 
ing her heavy burden from week to week and month 
to month. Almost a year passed before this tract was 
again, in the Providence of God, brought to her 
hands. She was cleaning out some drawers, and found 
that, without realizing it, she had put it away with 
some other papers. This time she read the entire title 
and the tract as well. It was just what she had 
wanted so desperately; it was food for her hungry 
soul. Then she wanted a Bible and found that an old 
lady to whom she had given refuge in her home had 
one in the bottom of her trunk. She had never read 
it, but was keeping it as a sort of talisman. Maria 
read in it of the Living Christ, of His redeeming love 
and power. She read on and on through the night. 
Here, indeed, was the message she had been seeking. 
She accepted the Lord and wrote to Rio Cuarto ask- 
ing for baptism. Through her testimony her husband 



By Mrs. Loree Sickel 

was led to the Lord and for a few short years they 
were given the privilege of serving Him together in 
a home that was utterly changed. They had found 
victory over sin and drink, for Christ the Living Lord 
had been made supreme. The ridicule and persecution 
of friends and neighbors did not matter for they had 
Him who was all in all to them. 

A a few years later the Lord called Don Julio home 
and instead of the usual wailing and weeping, Dona 
Maria was able to stand victorious in the glorious 
hope beside the casket containing all that was mortal 
of her beloved husband and give a triumphant Chris- 
tian testimony. 

Dana Isabel is another who knows what it is to 
have Christ enthroned in her heart, and through Him 
to have victory over persecution, trial, and adverse 
circumstances. A few days ago she knocked at my door 
and we had a precious hour of fellowship together as 
we talked about the Lord. Her face was radiant as 
she testified of how she had come to know Him and 
how through His goodness she had been led and kept 
through all the years. To see her and to hear her, 
one would never know but that she lived in a palace 
with servants a-plenty to wait upon her. But in real- 
ity she has scarcely one of the things that most of 
us consider such necessities for our material happi- 
ness in this old world. She is old and crippled and 
must take in washing in order to live. Her home is 
nothing more than an old shed, without even a door 
to shut out wind and dust and cold. Here she lived 
during the long severe winter just passed — the coldest 
Argentina has experienced in twenty-five years, and 
the Lord kept her through it all without a single 
day's illness. In this one little room she has little 
more than a bed, chair, table, brasero, and her BIBLE. 
She lives in this poor, little wretched place because it 
is the only thing she can find within her means that 
is close to the Mission where she need not miss even 
one of the services. She could go to live with her son, 
but that is so far away that she would be deprived of 
that which is her very life. She prefers to stay where 
she is and be free to gather with God's people. 

Not only the women, but the girls as well, know 
what it is to be Victorious in Him. They can join in 
singing "Tis glorius to be Victorious." (Some of 
these times I am hoping that our girls here will be 
singing that very chorus when we find time to trans 
late it.) It is not easy in this land where the cross is 
everywhere in evidence, and where the evangelical 
is painted as one with horns and tail, but it is possible 
as so many lives testify. Elma and Aurelia Moraglio 
came to our meetings in Hernando a number of years 
ago when but very young girls. They learned to love 
the Lord made public confession, and wanted to 
follow Him in baptism, but the parents were utterly 
opposed. Nevertheless, the Lord was with them and 
finally they were able to get the consent of their 
parents. Their happiness knew no bounds; and as 
they sold bread over the counter in their father's 
bakery, they would inform folks of the wonderful 
fact that they were to be baptized, not realizing of 
how little importance it was to most folks. A Com- 
munistic father, a Catholic mother and worldly sis- 
ters have all done their part in seeking to win them 
away from the Lord, but they are safe in His care. 
Now Elma has married a young Christian from the 
Tancacha church and that has left Aurelia the only 

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_The Stit&diood of _ 
Moby and Manika 



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Christ, the Hope of the World 

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Summit Mills, Pa. 
Dear Sisterhood Girls: 

The Summit Mills Senior S. M. M. girls extend 
greetings to each and every one of you, and tell you 
of our work while fellowshipping together. 

We have an enrollment of 14 active girls, three of 
which were taken in to the society this year through 
the merit system. At our January meeting we held 
our candlelight service and the reception of new 
members. 

In December we met at the home of our patroness, 
Mrs. Earl Brenneman, for a covered dish supper. After 
supper we devoted our time to packing a box of cloth 
ing for the Clayhole Kentucky church. 

We are making great effort to meet all of the goals 
this year, having met several already. Our society ha? 
been a banner society for the last two years. 

We ask that you remember us in prayer, that we 
might grow spiritually. 

Yours in Christ, 
Kathryn Brenneman, Sec'y. 



Southern California District: 
Dear Sisterhood Girls: , 

Just a word to let you know that the Southern Cal- 
ifornia district is still on the S. M. M. list. 

A district rally was held Nov. 14th at the new First 
Los Angeles Church with about ninety girls present. 
After a peppy song service led by Elaine Polman, 
greetings were exchanged by the various churches 
represented. Loraine Sickel then presented the goals 
for the coming year. , 

The district officers and several others presented 
"this and that" S. M. M. meetings. We hope that none 
of the district fall under the "no good" type. Follow- 
ing the first example, several choruses were enjoyed 
and then we adjourned to the chapel for the "model" 
S. M. M. meeting. The meeting was in charge of the 
district president, Pauline Randall. Devotions were 
given by Katherine Jobson, and Jean and Helen Og- 
den gave a special number. 

The speaker of the afternoon, Mrs. B. VanMeter, 
was introduced and a very interesting and inspira- 
tional message was given. The girls especially enjoyed 
the pictures shown of her work in China. 

Mrs. G. McDonald, the district patroness, closed 
with a few words followed by the Sisterhood bene- 
diction. 

The group went back to the Social Hall for a light 
lunch and fellowship. 

I'm sure that all girls present received a great 
blessing by attending, and will go back to their groups 
ready to make this a great year for Sisterhood. 
In Him, 
Miss Marceille Williams. 
Dist. Sec'y. 



We are glad to have these letters to share with you 
this month, and would appreciate some news from 
the other societies. Send all news for the Herald to 
your General Secretary. 




M&UeLl! 



Nobody 
thought 



about his neighbor when r 
laughin' hard So we wo 
courage some good hearty 



Leo Polman 

Preacher: Rastus, do you take dis here woman fuh 
bettah or worse, 
Rastus: Pahson, ah shoots the works! 



She: What will I get dear, 
this every day just for you? 
He: My insurance. 



if I cook a meal like 



ALL FREIGHT HAS THE RIGHT-AWAY THESE 
DAYS, MISTER! 

A traveler said to the conductor of an American 
train: "Does this railroad allow passengers to give 
advice?" 

The conductor replied gruffly, that he guessed so. 

"It occurred to me," said the traveler, "that it 
would be as well to detach the cow-catcher from the 
front of the engine and bolt it on to the rear, for 
what is to prevent a cow from strolling into this car 
and biting one of the passengers?" 



The husband drew up a chair beside his wife's sew- 
ing machine and remarked: 

"Don't you think it's running too fast? Look out, 
you'll sew the wrong seam. Slow down, and be care- 
ful of that needle." 

"Why, what's the matter with you? I've been run- 
ning this machine for 10 years." 

"Oh, I was merely trying to assist you. Just as you 
try to help me drive the car." 



The man who invented the white stripe in the 
middle of the road has been given a medal. We un- 
derstand the committee is now searching for the 
fellow who stays on his side of it. 

"CHRIST THE VICTORY FOR SOUTH AMERICA" 

(continued from page 87) 

Christian in the home and the only one in the com- 
munity in which she now lives, for her parents have 
moved fifteen miles out into the country. She never 
has the privilege of attending any gospel services and 
but seldom has the fellowship of other Christians, 
but in spite of continued opposition, bribery and ridi- 
cule, praise God, she stands true and lives a happy, 
consistent, Christian life, rejoicing in her precious 
Lord. 

We praise God for these and for many others like 
them who have Christ as their victory. But we need 
to be reminded of the countless thousands in these 
lands who know Him not and who are still bound by 
the bonds of ignorance and superstition. 

Stir me, O Lord, to yield to Thee 

For lives sin-torn and maimed; 

Stir me, O Lord, to love, to care 

The freedom faith has claimed. 

Stir me to give, and with them share 

My life, by grace redeemed. 

Stir me, till ruined souls I see 

By Calv'ry's pow'r transformed. 



FEBRUARY 13, 1943 




HOW THERE CAME TO BE EIGHT 
Mrs. A. C. Morrow 

There- were seven of them, maidens in their teens, 
who formed one of those blessed "Do without bands.'' 
It was something entirely new, this pledge to "look 
about for opportunities to do without for Jesus' sake;" 
but they were earnest Christian girls, so they organ- 
ized with enthusiasm. Their first doing without was 
in their first meeting. One of the seven, Maggie, was 
honest enough to say, when the question was mooted 
as to whether they would have a silver or bronze 
barge, that she ought not to afford a twenty-five 
cent one. So the others decided to choose the bronze, 
which was only five cents, anl save the other twenty 
cents. And they had $1.40 to begin with. 

Alice is rich. Her self denial reached in many di- 
rections. She often went without ruching, and wore 
linen collars. She bought lisle thread stockings in- 
stead of silk. She mended her old gloves, and went 
without a new pair. She made thirty-five cent em- 
broidery answer when she had been used to paying 
fifty. 

Carrie is moderately wealthy. She never indulges 
in silk stockings nor high-priced embroidery. She 
used the buttons on an old dress for a new one; 
bought just half the usual amount of plush for the 
trimmings, and did without flowers on her best hat. 

Elsie never used expensive trimmings or feathers 
or flowers. She was a plain little body, but she did 
enjoy having her articles of the finest quality. So she 
bought an umbrella with a plain handle instead of a 
silver one, and a pocketbook which was good and 
substantial, but not alligator, and walked to school 
when she used to patronize the horse cars. 

Confectionery had been Mamie's extravagance. 
Once a week she went without her accustomed box of 
bon bons, and sometimes bought plain molasses candy 
instead of caramels, and saved the difference. 

Peanuts and pop corn are Sadie's favorites. And as 
she began occasionally "to do without" these, she was 
surprised to know by the amount she saved, how 
much she had been spending. 

Lottie went without tea and coffee and sugar, and 
her mother allowed her what she thought they cost. 
She enlisted the sympathy of the family, and per- 
suaded them to go without dessert one week. 

All this and much more these young girls did, not 
without some sighs and some struggling that first 
month; but it is growing easier to do without for 
Jesus' sake. 

I think their history would forever have remained 
unwritten but for Maggie, the youngest and poorest 
of them all. Her dress was plain even to poverty. Fruit 
was a rare luxury on their table. Ruching and em- 
broidery and fancy trimmings were not so much as 
thought of. She did not drink tea or coffee. As the 
days wore on her heart was heavy, for there seemed 
absolutely no opportunity for her to do without, even 
for Jesus' sake. As she looked around her plainly fur- 
nished room, she could see nothing which anyone 
would buy. Occasionally her mother had been used to 
give her a penny to buy a doughnut to eat with the 
plain bread and butter lunch she always carried to 
school. But the times seemed harder than usual, and 
there was not even a penny to spare. 

A copy of the Missionary paper came to Maggie's 



home. Alice had given a subscription to each of the 
Band. The child's heart ached as she read the pitiful 
story of need in the homes so much poorer than her 
own, and going to her room she knelt and asked the 
Father to show her some way in which she could 
sacrifice something for Him. As she prayed, her pretty 
pet spaniel came up and licked her hand. She caught 
him up in her arms and burst into a flood of tears. 
Many a time had Dr. Gaylord offered her twenty-five 
dollars for him, but never for a moment had she 
thought of parting with him. "I cannot, darling, I 
cannot," she said as she held him closer. His name 
was Bright, but she always called him Darling. She 
opened the door and sent him away. Then she lay on 
her face for more than an hour, and wept and strug- 
gled and prayed. Softly and sweetly came to her the 
words, "God so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son." She stood up. "I suppose He loved His 
only Son better than I love my Darling. I will do it," 
she said. Hurriedly she called Bright, and went away. 
When she came back she held five new five-dollar 
bills in her hand. She put them into her "Do with-out 
envelope" and sent them to the Band, with a brief 
note. She knew she could never trust herself to go 
and take the money. They might ask her Where she 
got so much. 

Three days went by. Maggie was strangely happy, 
though she missed her little playmate. The fourth 
day good old Dr. Gaylord called. He had wondered if 
it was extreme poverty that had forced the child to 
part with her pet. Maggie never meant to tell him 
her secret, but he drew it out of her in spite of her 
resolution. He went home grave and thoughtful. In all 
his careless, generous life he had never denied him- 
self so mch as a peanut for Jesus' sake. 

"Come here, Bright," he called, as he entered his 
gate. Gravely the dog obeyed. He was no longer the 
frisky, tricky creature Dr. Gaylord had always admir- 
ed. He missed his little playmate. 

The next morning when Maggie answered a knock 
at the door, there stood Bright, wriggling, and bark- 
ing, and wagging his tail. 

"My Darling!" was all the child could say, as with 
happy tears she scanned the note Dr. Gaylord had 
fastened to his collar. It read: 

"My dear child: Your strange generosity has done 
for me what all the sermons of all the years have 
failed to do. Last night, on my knees, I offered the 
remnant of an almost wasted life to God. I want to 
join your Band, and I want to begin the service as 
you did by doing without Bright. He is not happy with 
me. God bless the little girl that led me to Jesus." 

So that "Do without Band" came to number eight. 
Every month Dr. Gaylord sends his envelope, and his 
doing without usually amounts to more than their 
doing without all put together. And Maggie's Bible 
has a peculiar mark, at Psa. 126:6. She thinks she 
knows what it means. 



"Just One Life, 
'twill soon be past, 
Only what's done 
i for Christ, will last" 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



BibU ScUaal 





IT WON'T BE DONE THIS 
WAY. IT'S TIME TO WAKE 



-0T~ 



St. OT! 



Children are the most important consideration of 
our Bibe School. The child is our future parent, che 
coming' church member, our future nation. What a 
responsibility that we win the child for the Lord! 
All one's adult life is the reflection of his childhood. 
''Train up a child in the way he should go, and when 
he is old he will not depart from it," said the wisest 
man who ever lived. We as Bible School leaders must 
be ever conscious of the fact that there is more hope 
in formation and regeneration than in reformation. 
It is our business to bring a cargo, not a derelict into 
port. Better far to get one to remember his Creator 
in the days of his youth than to expect to win him 
when outside influences have superseded the Bible 
School. The child is wax to receive and granite to 
retain. Shall we not, then, aim to reach particularly 
him who will be most pliable in the hands of the 
teacher and in the hands of the Lord — the child? 



"Sunday ScUaal Jfiltaty 
4o* /942" 

(First Brethren Sunday School, 10th and Dauphin 

St., Philadelphia) 
Backward, swing backward oh time in your flight, 
Take us back just now, one year ago tonight, 
When the history for '41 came to an end, 
And a new year started for us, just then. 

Ice and snow did January bring, 

But our Bible Clubs started right up in full swing, 

While Appleman, put forth a call, , , 

And hundreds were saved down there in Town Hall. 

In February, we stressed our building Fund, , 

For we were anxious to have our new Church begun, 

And likewise each month, on a certain day, 

We brought our money, for the new church to pay. 

In March we were priviledged to hear, 
The Jobsons, who to us are dear, 
Telling us the marvelous things, 
That Christ's salvation to a native brings. 

April ushered in a lot of cheer, , , 

With Easter, the joyous time of all the year, 
With Jobson to speak and Al Zahlout to play, 
Plus a marvelous offering, we had a great day. 

Early in the month of May, 

Jeanne and John, "I do" did say, 

And then goodbye to the Jobsons we said, 

As away to Africa, they eagerly sped. 

To our boys in service, we also paid due, 



As our flag was set up, right here in view. 
For they're our Christian soldiers you see, 
Fighting for you and fighting for me. 

June brought to us again Children's Day, 
And the need of another farewell to say, , 

For the tent meetings were just about off to a start, 
When the Bloods' found it necessary to depart. 

In July, that month with all the heat, 

We had two summer Bible Schools, hard to beat, 

Here at the Church we had a good score, 

And also up at Oxford and Knorr. 

In August, once again we said goodbye, 
To the Lewis' who went to Winona Lake to abide, 
And then Edith and Bill's wedding took place, 
A beautiful scene, with kakhi and lace. 

Promotion day came in September this year, 
A graduation time for our boys and girls here. 
And then another event, which we can recall, 
Was the wedding of Marion and Russ, early this fall. 

While October brought Rally Day, the very first week, 
And along with it came Wilson and his objects to 

speak. 
And then the ground was broken up at Oxford and 

Knorr, 
For the new church was going up in spite of the war. 

We also said bookbye to the Williams this year, 
As they sailed again for Africa without any fear, 
Knowing that in spite of the ZamZam attack, 
God was able to guide them safely back. 

November brought Dr. Bauman this way, 

For a very special reason, the corner stone to lay. 

But not only that, he lid a lot more, 

For he opened this corner-stone, sealed years before. 

November also brought Thanksgiving Day, 
And for much we were thankful, it's needless to say, 
And our Home-Mission churches a call did send, 
And we answered by giving a good offering to them. 

December, as usual was a joyous time 
When the Christmas story was brought to mind, 
The wonderful message of the Saviour's birth, 
The wonderful gift that God sent to earth. 

And so our story brings us here tonight, 
A story which has told our Sunday School life, 
Of what God has done for the people here, 
Of what has happened during a year. , 

But as we leave this place, and go to Oxford and 

Knorr, „ 

There we'll look for great wonders, as we've ne'er seen 

before. , 
So lets go on, believe, He will. 
And by His grace, it'll be fulfilled. 

But we've missed quite a few during the year, 
For a lot of our boys could not be here, 
For they're working now for Uncle Sam you know, 
They're busy protecting us from our foe. 

So once more we'll pause to honor our men, 
To pray God's blessing on them again, 
For nothing can happen out of His will, 
They're held in the hollow of His hand still. 

They've pledged themselves to Christ, their King, 
They've pledged their lives that freedom might ring, 
So let us have a part though small, 
We'll pledge our allegiance one and all. 

Salute to the Christian flag 

Salute to the American flag 

The National Anthem!. 



FEBRUARY 13, 1943 



CHRISTIAN 




Leo Polman said to Ray Runyon, the Vice President 
of Brethren National Christian Endeavor, "Give us a 
500 word article on Christian Endeavor in Southern 
California." Ray Runyon replied, "Leo, I want you to 
meet Joe Marvin, he will substitute for me on this 
article. You see, I just speak and I have someone to 
do the work." 

Joe taking the slight hint, briskly cut in, "Come on 
in Leo and have a seat. Let me tell you just what we 
have here and see what you think— maybe you won't 
want to use it. However, I believe you have made a 
move in the right direction, for there is a lot of po- 
tential C. E. power here in this district. The L. A. 
County C. E. Union (by the way the largest and most 
spiritual in the country) can't possibly use all the 
Brethren C. E.'ers and have anything left for the 
rest of the denominations." 

"Just what are the Brethren C. E.'ers doing in the 
county now?" Leo asks in a tone filled with first 
class doubt. 

"First, every Brethren church in this county is 
financially supporting the County Union. 

"Second, there is the Sailors' Rest Mission in San 
Pedro that is sponsored by the Union and all the 
Brethren churches have at least one night per month 
over there and put on a meeting consisting of: song 
service, special music and preaching. 

"Third, I can think right off hand like that, of 
these offices now being held in the present Cabinet: 
Doris Alguire is Prayer Meeting Supt. for 
the State of California. She is from the 
Second Church of Long Beach. Russell 
Russell Cooper from the First Church 
of Los Angeles was County Pre-registra- 
tion Chairman for the last Convention. 
Then in the Long Beach district of the 
County, the First Church of Long Beach 
has these officers: Pres. Bill Owens, 
Vice Pres. Gordon Hoffman, Division 
Supt. Ben Haytack. Advisors, A. H. Kent 
and Mr. a nd Mrs. Les Booher. 
There are, no doubt,, others that I cannot recall 
now." 

Leo, realizing he is snowed under, retaliates with, 
"What about this Brethren Young People's Conven- 
tion, does it supplant the C. E. work?" 

"I should say not! In fact, just the opposite is 
true. The Brethren Young People's Convention Con- 
stitution carries a clause to the effect that the Con- 
vention fosters a closer tie with the Brethren Nation- 
al C. E. and the Southern California Conference. At 
the Annual Convention, one of the four conferences 
is on "Better C. E. Meetings." The B. Y. P. C. is just 
like a C. E. Convention only more potent in things 
sniritual, consequently a better convention." 

"Now then Sub" goes Leo fishing again, "Maybe 
you can help on this one. What would you suggest 
as a means to the end of having the Southern Cal- 
ifornia Conference more cognizant of the Bethren 
National C. E.?" 

"I have an answer that satisfies me, but perhaps 
not you. Ever since we had that "ground breaking" 
meeting a year ago, to affiliate this Conference with 
the National C. E., I have been searching for an 
answer. Nothing came of that meeting, so something 
was wrong with that good move — just this — it wasn't 
good enough! 

"You see, Leo, that move came from outside of the 
Conference, a very bad move. For example, suppose 
the Coca-Cola people wanted to start selling their 



ENDEAVOR NEWS 



wares in a community where it was not known. 
Would they call a bunch of retail soft drink dealers 
together and after telling them that Coca-Cola is 
how available, start taking orders? No Sir! A mighty 
advertising campaign would be the first move. The 
whole community would be more Coca-Cola con- 
scious first, including the dealers. Then the salesman 
would only have to take orders. 

"If my humble opinion warrants a hearing, I'd 
say several months of good advertising for Brethren 
National C. E. will find the Southern California Con- 
ference forming their own ground-breaking com- 
mittee and then coming to you with their order. 
Convert one man in each church to Brethren Nation- 
al C. E. and through him present the advertising to 
the rest of the church until they are Brethren Na- 
tional C. E. conscious 

"Far too little is heard of our National C. E. in 

Southern California and Don't hurry off ! ! Oh, I 

see. Well, I'm sorry you have to. leave so soon. It was 
a pleasure to meet you and have this little chat. I 
could talk about C. E. another hour if you'd let me. 
Ha Ha!! 

"Maybe our paths will cross again, in the mean- 
time, if there is any other small thing you want in a 
LARGE way, just look me up! S'long and the Lord 
Bless You." 

Joe Marvin, Sou. Calif. 
Brethren Young People's 

C. E. Representative. 

Now to say the least, Leo was floored for just a little 
while. Since he was the target for this well taken ar- 
ticle. Since I asked for it, I'll take it on the chin and 
pass to all our National officers by this medium that 
all may receive the jolt at the same time. Yes, Mr. 
Marvin, your points are well taken. These we have 
known for some time ourselves, but with all the rush 
and hurry in these days, I'm afraid too many things 
have been taken for granted. Write us again and tell 
us just what is shaping up in your district, by way 
of interest for our Brethren National C. E. Union and 
its work. 

Leo Polman, C. E. News Editor. 



STEWARDSHIP DEPARTMENT 



Can the Lord 




have a tenth? 



FROM A TITHER 

Tithing honors God by putting Him first in our 
lives. Tithing contributes not only to the building 
of strong, dependable Christian character, but also 
to our personal happiness, our joy of living, and our 
prosperity, spiritual and temporal. "God is not the 
author of confusion," there is order and system in all 
His works; we ought also to be systematic. Read 1 
Corinthians 16:1-3. 



91 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 





With 
Christian Endeavorers 

C. E. FLASHES 

The Pike Brethren C. E.'s sent in the following re- 
ports from their four societies. Each report testified 
that they had been blessed spiritually as well as in 
number. We are publishing extracts from their letter 
telling of their activities. Perhaps these may be of 
help to you in planning your program. 

Junior C. E. — "For our lessons we had a Bibie 
Treasure Hunt, carried on over a period of three 
months during which time we found many precious 
promises which we considered "jewels." We found 
"sapphires," "diamonds," "emeralds," "rubies," etc. 
This hunt was greatly enjoyed as it led us to search 
the scriptures. Now, we are having flannelgraph les- 
sons on salvation. 

Our offering is to be used for the support of Ann 
Celeste Kliever." 

Intermediate — The Lord has certainly been bless- 
ing our Society so richly for which we can not thank 
Him enough. We are so thankful for C. E., and that 
we can be Christian Endeavoring to do the will of 
God. We trust that we can be a real "beacon" on the 
William Penn Highway for Christ and His Church." 

Seniors — "We sponsored an out-door bonfire one 
Sunday evening last fall; each society participated 
with talks, prayers and chorus singing. As the em- 
bers died down, we all took part in a testimony ser- 
vice, which was an inspiration to all present." 

Adults — "The Lord Jesus Christ has greatly blessed 
the Adult Christian Endeavor both spiritually ana 
financially. We have grown in Bible study, Christian 
experience and testimony. The Lord led us to con- 
tribute $10.00 to Home Missions, and trusting in 
Him we are trying to meet all the National C. E. 
goals 

A progressive C. E. The Christian Endeavor of 
Conemaugh, Pa., have an original idea. They are 
printing a newsette called the Brethren C. E. In- 
former. This paper, which contains testimonies, 
songs, local news, and appropriate and seasonal ar- 
ticles, is sent to the boys who are in our country's 
service. The sample which we had the privilege of 
seeing was an issue of eight pages and was cleverly 
constructed. 




Is God in the war? Yes, God is working out His 
plan. For many years men have been going their 
own way and following their own theories. They 
have tried to build a great civilization without God. 
Apparently God is calling men to see their own utter 
helplessness. Some time ago, a great religious leader 
in Britain, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was forced 
to admit, "The old belief that through science and 
education men can improve themselves and an or- 
derly progress can be secured — this belief has been 
forever shattered." If the war wakes up Great 
Britain and the United States to our utter depen- 
dence on the Lord, it will accomplish a great pur- 
pose. 



Astetfp In ti)£ SInrft 



MRS. ROSELLA BEVINS 

Mrs. Rosella Lemon-Bevins, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs Lemon, was born in Michigan on February 16th, 
1859, and departed from this life on January 18th, 
1943, at her home in Portis, Kansas, at the age of 
83 years, 11 months and one day. 

On May 7th, 1876, she was united in marriage to 
Frank Bevins of Brice, Michigan. The latter pre- 
ceded in death the 19th day of May, 1923. To the 
above union were born three children; two sons, Willy 
who passed away in infancy, and Dell who is away 
from here; and one daughter, Lela Eaton. 

On May 22nd, 1916, the deceased became a member 
of the Portis Brethren Church, which she attended 
except when sickness and bodily infirmities hindered 
her in doing so. 

Those left to mourn her departure are one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Lela Eaton, Portis; one son, Dell; two grand- 
children Earl Pester of California and Rosalee Bevins 
of Colby, Kansas. 

Funeral services were held at the South Brethren 
Church at Portis. The sermon was given by the pas- 
tor, Rev. Paul Davis, assisted by Rev. R. P. Miller. 
Interment was at the Fairview cemetery southwest 
of Portis. 



MORE FOR OUR BIBLE SCHOOL DEPT. 

PERU, INDIANA 

Forty members of the First Brethren Bible School, 
Peru, Indiana were winners of 1942 Pin and Bar 
awards. These awards are given each calendar year 
to those who have attended at least 50 Sundays out 
of the year. The plan has been source of interest 
and has increased the faithfulness of many and we 
know from our records that there would have been 
an encouraging number of others this past year who 
would have been eligible, but due to present day 
working conditions were prevented from attending 
the required number of Sundays. Credit toward the 
awards is given to those who may at times visit 
another school but report the same to the class 
secretary. The first year winner is given an attrac- 
tive Honor Pin and first year Bar. Each additional 
year that member becomes eligible an additional bar 
is awarded. It is not necessary that these bars be 
won in consecutive years. If a member misses win- 
ning one year then he may try the next year. 

Out of the forty winners last year there were 10 
with a perfect attendance of 52 Sundays, 12 with 51 
Sundays, and 18 with 50 Sundays. John Worl Stuber, 
a young man in High School, leads the school with a 
10 year bar. Most of these years have been perfect 
attendance years for him. Other winners for 1942 are 
as follows: 7 year bar — J. W. Stuber, Mrs. G. D. 
Comerford, Elton Stuber; 6 year bar — Mrs. Paul 
Kesling, Mrs. J. W. Stuber; 5 year bar — Rev. R. A. 
Ashman; 4 year bar — Ruth Ann Hartleroad, Mrs. 
Paul York, R. L. Gilbert; 3 year bar — Jane Cain, 
Paul York, Winifred Bell, Marjorie Constable, Ernest 
Bell, Alma Jean Webb, Floyd Wray, Marjorie Wray; 
2 year bar — Beverly Tyre, Bobby Tyre, Barbara Mug- 
hmaw, Mrs. Lola Ridgeway, G. D. Engleman, Mrs. 
G. D. Engelman, Mrs. Ray Tyre, Anita Cooper, Mrs. 
R. A. Ashman, Mrs. Inez Wray, Norma Raver, Ber- 
man Gasaway; 1 year pin and bar — Olen Jones, 
Richard Stuber, Ronald Joe Hartleroad, Mrs. Charles 
Grandstaff, Ray Hartleroad, Owen Sheller, Mrs. 
Owen Sheller, Mrs. Frank Jones, Mrs. O. C. Stuber, 
Judell Engleman. 

Jane Cain, 
Bible School Secretary. 



FEBRUARY 13, 1 9 4 3 



^4e Old CUufidt 



Piayefr Meeting 



H. S. MILLER 

"And when they," not "he," the preacher, the 
leader, but "they," the company (verse 23), the 
people. "And when they had prayed," not testified, 
not listened to a "prayer meeting talk," but prayed. 
That was a real prayer meeting, and it brought re- 
sults. 

The good old-time church prayer meeting, with 
emphasis on "church" and double emphasis on 
"prayer," how rare! How we miss it, how the church 
misses it, how God misses it! What a loss to the in- 
dividual, the church, the country, the world! The 
uttermost part of the earth feels the effect of a 
prayer meeting, a real one. 

Of course we understand that Christ, the real, liv- 
ing Christ, is the life of the individual and of the 
church (Col. 3:4; Gal. 2:20; John 14:6>; yet there is 
a real sense in which the prayer meeting is the life, 
the pulse, of the church; it surely is an evidence, a 
proof, of life. A dead church means a dead prayer 
meeting, or none at all; and a dead prayer meeting 
means a dead church; it works both ways. 

A Prayer Meeting is a meeting for and of prayer. 
A Church Prayer Meeting is a prayer meeting in 
which the church is busy in prayer. A church which 
cannot spend at least one hour a week on its knees 
in prayer is not worthy of the name. 

"How did you like our prayer meeting?" 

"Your what?" 

"Our prayer meeting." 

"When?" 

"Last night.'" 

"Where?" 

"At our church." 

"Why ask me? I attended no prayer meeting last 
night." 

"Yes you did; you were there; I saw you." 

"Yes, I attended a meeting at your church last 
night, but I do not know by what stretch of imagin- 
ation you could possibly call it a prayer meeting. 
There was one "prayer" at the beginning, a few weak 
words in the form of prayer in the middle, and the 
benediction at the end. The pastor gave a half-hour 
rambling lecture, two or three men gave some dry- 
as-dust comments, you sang three or four songs, and 
that was all. Call that a prayer meeting?" 

"Well, that was our weekly prayer meeting." 

"Weakly enough, to be sure. And by the way, did I 
not hear you, a short time ago, wondering what is 
the matter with your church? Here is your answer, 
a large part of it at least: You have no church pray- 
er meeting." 

"Come over to our church tonight," said a pastor, 
"and give us a prayer meeting talk." 

"I will not." 

"Why not?" 

"I do not believe in prayer meeting talks. And 
listen, brother, if your church has a real prayer 
meeting, as you should have to be a normal church, 
you would have no time for prayer meeting talks." 

"Well, come and lead our prayer meeting some 
night." 

"All right, I will come soon; but when I do come 
it will be a real prayer meeting or nothing." 

"What do you mean by a 'real prayer meeting;' 
nothing but prayer?" 

"Correct." 

"Then I fear it will be nothing; our people do not 
pray much; but come; perhaps I can learn some- 
thing." 




PRAYER REMOVES DIFFICULTIES 

I went. The preacher sat in the audience, and 
said that he would do nothing except as indicated; 
perhaps he would not say a word (and he did not). 
The attendance was small, not over twenty. A few 
more straggled in later. We sang two good songs; 
then I gave a prayer promise from the Word, and 
spent not over a minute opening it up. Then I said, 
"Now this is your church prayer meeting; that is 
what is is for, prayer, and we shall use it for prayer. 
I am not here to talk to you; that is your pastor's 
Sunday job; I am here to get you to talk to Father. 
You are interested in your church, your friends ana 
neighbors, the Lord's work, yourselves; now I want 
three, just three, requests for prayer." 

"As I expected, there was a pause, and not a short 
one, either. The people were not used to a thing like 
this. But I was determined to persevere. A few words 
of encouragement, now and then, but the rest was 
silence. Then we had one timid request, bye-and-bye 
another, then another. Then I repeated the three re- 
quests and said, "Now we will kneel and definitely 
take these requests, and anything else you may have 
on your hearts, to Father, and expect Him to ans- 
wer. I want no more than three prayers." 

We knelt, and with some pauses, we gradually 
got the three prayers. Then we arose, sang a hymn, 
gave another prayer promise, and asked for three 
more definite requests. These came a bit more read- 
ily, as did the three prayers that followed. Another 
song, and I saw that the time was far gone. "Have 
you any further requests for prayer?" 

The people had begun to wake up and see what 
it was all about, and the requests came in, a half- 
dozen or more, before I could stop them. Then we 
knelt, and you should have heard those folks pray! 
The meeting ran fifteen minutes over time; I could 
not stop it. At the close the pastor rushed up and 
said, "I'm surprised, astonished, dumbfounded, and 
thoroughly ashamed of myself. I did not dream that 
my people could and would pray like that." 

"Poor creatures, they acted like a bunch of starved 
sheep; how they did pitch in when they saw things. 
I suppose you never gave them a chance; you 
thought you had to do all the talking." 

"Well, I am through. No more 'prayer meeting 
talks' in my church. Henceforth it shall be a 
CHURCH prayer meeting. My people shall have a 
chance." 

Three months later I met this good brother. "Say, 
I want you to visit our prayer meeting. To me it is 
the greatest place in the world. The attendance has 
multiplied by four, and there is intense interest. We 
have had to add fifteen minutes to each end of the 
hour, and even now we do not have time enough. 
The people are interested in bringing requests and 

(continued on page 94) 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 







BERNE REVIVAL 

"The Lord hath done great things for us whereof 
we are glad." If you want to see two weeks pass by 
quickly just get busy for the Lord! 

We considered it a privilege to have Brother L. L. 
Grubb with us for a two week special revival effort 
from January 12th to the 24th. With his daily radio 
program and an up and going Home Missionary 
church it took a great step of faith to leave for two 
weeks but the Lord provided. 

When the Lord's people are really interested in 
spiritual things it matters not the weather, nor ra- 
tioning. Primarily we were interested in a revival of 
the members; for if the membership is in fellowship 
witih the Lord, the unsaved will take note and soul 
winning will be easy. During the meeting we witness- 
ed 36 definite dedications of life to the Lord Jesus 
three confessions of Jesus Christ as Saviour. Five 
new members have been added to the church by 
baptism since the close of the meeting, including a 
father, mother and son. 

We don't suppose the Evangelist's wife usually 
gets any special compensation for remaining at home 
to keep the home fires burning. It so happened that 
Brother Grubb "lost" his voice for a few days and 
the pastor filled the breach. We hardly thought the 
evangelist was entitled to the offerings when he 
didn't preach so they were forwarded to Mrs. Grubb, 
much to her surprise and also to that of Bro. Grubb 
becase he didn't think we would do it! 

This was evangelist Grubb's third visit to Bethel as 
evangelist, but our first privilege to labor with him. 
We found him a faithful and fearless exponent of 
the Word. May the Lord continue to bless you, Bro. 
Grubb, in His blessed service. 

W. H. Schaffer, 

Pastor. 

As we think back over our blessed experiences at 
Bethel Church, Berne, Indiana, and remember those 
times of rich fellowship in Christ we can truly say 
that the Lord is good! Indiana snow and bluster 
about this time of the year together with gas and 
tire rationing would not seem to encourage consis- 
tent attendance at the Lord's house. But, bad 
weather or good, those Berne folks go to church. 
Aside from one night when the roads were drifted 
practically shut, the comfortable spacious auditorium 
of the church was well filled for every service. 

A splendid spirit of co-operation was manifested 
by the membership of the church throughout the 
whole effort. Much prayer had ascended to the God 
of all grace preceding the meeting, which together 
with the nightly pre-prayer services loosed a mighty 
flood of blessing upon us. Never have I seen more 
manifest and clear answers to the definite petitions 
of the Lord's people. 

Nor are the Berne folks lacking in that fine char- 
acteristic known as Christian hospitality. Brother 
and Sister Glen Myers together with many others 
provided the finest kind of comfort and sustenance 
for the physical man. The Berne church makes very 
practical Paul's contention that the laborer is wor- 
thy of his hire. 

It was a special privilege to labor with these fine 
servants of Christ because the Hagerstown church 
was their Home Mission project for this year, and as 
you have already noted in this magazine, they did 
more than support it by giving a great offering of 
more than $2700. The Hagerstown folks join me in 
expressing our whole-hearted appreciation for this 
evidence of spiritual vision and Christian liberality. 



The Pastor, Brother Wm. Schaffer, has done a fine 
piece of work in his short ministry at Berne and, 
believe me, greater things lie in the future under his 
able ministry. It was a pleasure to work with "Bill" 
and his whole family and our fellowship was of the 
finest. 

L. L. Grubb, Evangelist. 



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THIS MAY BE OUR LAST year on this old earth! 
Surely our Lord's coming is very near. How about it, 
Christian, will you be spending the last year on 
earth faithful to God in the matter of prayer? Will 
you be found in His house every Wednesday night 
praying for yourself and for lost souls? We trust 
that you will. Make a start by attending this week. 





NEVER THINK that you can 
make yourself great by mak- 
ing another less. 



THE OLD CHURCH PRAYER MEETING 

(continued from page 93) 

watching the answers, interested in each other to a 
greater extent than ever before, interested in the 
unsaved. Our Sunday evening audiences are in- 
creasing, and we are having conversions right along. 
The people are asking for a Friday night Bible study. 
I am the happiest man in the state." 

"How about giving you a prayer meeting talk 
some night?" 

"No, sir, it connot be done. You had your chance 
once, and you turned it down, thank the Lord. You 
will never have another chance in my church. We 
have no time for such now; we are too busy praying." 

"Too busy praying!" do you get that? Doesn't it 
sound good? Let me repeat it, "Too busy praying." 
Too busy even for a prayer meeting talk. We wonder 
how many churches can say that. 

Yes, we are busy enough. The church is very busy 
these days; busy with lecture courses, bazaars, fest- 
ivals, worldly entertainment and amusements, busy 
with all sorts of fleshly effort, busy desecrating the 
house of God, busy and dead. When we become "too 
busy praying" to have the time or desire for these 
other things, then something will happen. 

Show me a church full of people on their knees 
before God for an hour or two at least once a week, 
and I will show you a church that is doing business 
for God, a church whose people are alive, calm, 
trustful, joyful, peaceful, and restful; and oh, how 
this is needed in these troublous times! A praying 
church is a Bible-loving church, a working church, 
a soul- winning church, a fruit-bearing church; it is 
a real church, not an entertainment bureau nor a 
restaurant. 

"O dear me, it is prayer meeting night again, and 
I suppose I must go." Brother, there is something 
terribly wrong, either with you or with the prayer 
meeting, when you talk like that. I grant you that 
there are some so-called prayer meetings which it is 
a cross to attend, but it is a delight to attend a real 
one. 

"I can scarcely wait till our church prayer meet- 
ing night comes." That is normal. 



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After receiving this letter that follows, which was 
sent to all their membership, how could any good 
Brethren pass up the opportunity which it affords. 
This is another reason why Waynesboro church is up 
and going when it comes to all National offerings 
and projects. Keep it up Brethren! — L. P. 

FIRESIDE CHAT NUMBER THREE 
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE DOCTOR 

JANUARY - 1943 

Just a year ago, I sent you my "Fireside Chat Num- 
ber Two". Remember? Since that time, our denom- 
ination and our local church have been greatly bless- 
ed. One large factor in keeping Brethren informed 
about these miracles of God has been our denomina- 
tional church magazine, "The Brethren Missionary 
Herald." 

For only 2c a copy, we cannot afford to be without 
this magazine. It should be in every Brethren home. 
Most of you have enjoyed this magazine for a year 
or more now, and the time has come for you to re- 
new your subscription. The fine gospel messages of 
instruction and comfort it contains, will go a long 
way to bring peace to our hearts in a time of war. In 
a day when news is censored and propaganda is ex- 
panding, you may depend on The Brethren Missionary 
Herald for true information on current events, and 
true presentation of the Word of God. Keep informed 
by your church magazine! It is worth far more to 
you than the $1 per year subscription charge. 

At the same time, we will receive our annual of- 
fering for the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, 
which, in addition to publishing our church maga- 
zines, publishes or distributes our Sunday School 
literature, Bibles, tracts, mottos, etc. Last year our 
church gave an offering to the company of $128.75. 
Our own pastor is the Secretary of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Company. Certainly, we should work 
and pray with him for a great offering. 

Here is the plan! We have enclosed an offering en- 
velope. Put in it your dollar for the magazine for 
one year, and also put in an additional offering for 
the Company. The first dollar or less in your en- 
velope, we will apply on your subscription to the 
"Brethren Missionary Herald" magazine, a nd all the 
money in your envelope over a dollar, we will send 
as your offering to the Company. If you give $5 or 
more, you become a voting member of the Company 
and will receive a free subscription to the magazine. 
If you give $6 or more, you become a voting member 
of the Company, receive a free subscription to the 
magazine, and in addition, may elect to receive the 
516 page Pocket Bible Handbook with 160 photo- 
graphs and maps, containing a Bible commentary, 
archaeological discoveries, church history, and Bible 
facts. 

Put your name on the envelope and drop it in the 
offering plate next Sunday, January 31, or send it 
by mail direct to us. Thank you for your co-operation, 
(signed) Dr. H. R. Hoover 
"Brethren Missionary Herald Agent. 
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Waynesboro, Penna. 



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When the surprised missionary asked for more in- 
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her neighbors, who was noted for her gossip and 
course mouth, had been a patient for sometime at 
the Mission Hospital, but had been so changed when 
she came home again. No more scolding, no dis- 
agreeable words came from her lips. "I would also 
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From 
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Bro. W. A. Steffler is now in the midst of two 
weeks of meetings at Rittman, Ohio, where Ord Gen- 
man, is pastor. May God richly bless these meetings 
with many conversions and reconsecrations. 

Dr. Paul R. Bauman is presenting a series of illus- 
trated lectures, sponsored by the Young People's 
Fellowship at the Van Nuys Missionary Church, 
Van Nuys, Calif., from February 5 to April 9. The 
purpose of these lectures is to show how archeolo- 
gical discoveries confound critics of the Old Testa- 
ment sriptures. "For there is nothing covered, that 
shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be 
known." (Luke 12:2). 

The pastor makes a date. Rev. R. D. Crees, pastor 
of the First Brethren Church of Waynesboro, Pa., 
has made arrangements for a revival campaign with 
Rev. Chas. Mayes from March 2 to 14. Pray that this 
will be an important date in the lives of many un- 
saved sinners. 

Rev. Robert Hill, former pastor of the Osceola 
Brethren Church, has accepted the call to be Young 
People's Director of the First Church of Long Beach, 
Calif. May God richly bless Bro. Hill in his new ser- 
vice. Remember the Osceola church before the 
throne of grace that the Lord will definitely lead in 
the filling of the vacant pastorate. 

"Does the Bible Foretell World Conditions Today?" 
This is the question to be answered through the 
scriptures at the prophetic conference that Dr. V. C. 
Kelford is holding at the North Riverdale Church of 
Dayton, Ohio, Norman Uphouse pastor, from Feb- 
ruary 22 to 28. 



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you carry upon your bookshelves the light that guides 
civilization. I need not labor the contrast between 
the estate of books in the free democracies and the 
estate of books in the countries now brutalized by 
our foes. 

We all know that books burn — yet we have the 
greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. 
People die, but books never die. No man and no 
force can abolish memory. No man and no force can 
put thought in a concentration camp forever. No 
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HOME MISSIONS NUMBER 



February 20, 1943 




—See Page 103 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




By R. PAUL MILLER, Ed 



'MANY SHALL SAY, 
: I AM CHRIST'." 

The awful truth of these words of Jesus has been 
little realized until late years. Little "would be" 
Christs have sprung up here and there in the near 
east, Europe, and America in increasing numbers. Dr. 
Hollenbeck, a returned missionary from the near 
east, describes a thrilling discovery of a remarkable 
character that he found in Syria who claimed to be 
the coming world ruler who will manifest himself to 
the world in the very near future. Many instances 
of an uncanny ability to work miracles were cited. 

Now comes word from Stockholm, Sweden, that the 
German Magazine Der Deutsche Bueroangestellete re- 
cently published the statement that "God has re- 
vealed himself to the German nation in the form of 
Adolph Hitler." The paper further states that a 
German government official recently stated that Ad- 
olph Hitler "is a new and greater and mightier 
Jesus Christ; our God and Pope are one in Adolph 
Hitler." 

"Many shall come in my name saying, T am Christ,' 
and shall deceive many." (Matt. 24:5.t 

None of the Caesars, nor Peter the Great, nor Na- 
poleon, nor Wilhelm ever made such claims. But to- 
day they are on every hand. Surely Antichrist is send- 
ing his forerunners to prepare the way before him! 
How soon the real Antichrist shall come may not be 
clear but it seems not far away. Most of these de- 
ceivers are ascetics of one kind or another, but we 
do not recall of such a beastly character as Adolph 
Hitler ever making the claim to be God's manifesta- 
tion in the flesh, as one "greater than Jesus Christ." 
Little wonder that believing hearts through the world 
today are looking for the Saviour's return. This world 
is rapidly becoming no place for the true Christian. 
"Come, Lord." 



THE HARVEST OF OUR 
NATIONAL FOLLY. 

J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, has just made a report on the alarm- 
ing conditions among the youth of America. Here 
it is: 

"Young people below twenty-one accounted for 
eighteen per cent more assaults, twenty-three per 
cent more sex offenses, twenty-two per cent more 
gambling, and thirty per cent more drunkenness than 
during the same period last year." 

Every state in the nation shows a tremendous in- 
crease of juvenile delinquency with Massachusetts 
showing an increase of 60 per cent. This is enough to 
shock the entire nation from the President down, but 
it seems to not have caused a ripple. Congress has 
apparently ignored the report. 

This shocking condition is the result of a combina- 
tion of causes. First of all, it is the result of the 
steady drift of America away from God. Thousands of 
preachers have forsaken the gospel of repentance 
from sin, and separation from the world for all 
Christians, and have turned to a lifeless, bloodless, 
Christless. hopeless, social gospel. They have ignored 
sin as the cause of all man's moral defections and 
treated it as simplv social maladjustments. Sin has 
been excused as a fault of the race and not lawless- 
ness against the will of God. 



The schools have taught the children of America 
that they are but the offspring of their evolutionary 
forbears, the monkeys. Atheism and Agnosticism has 
been welcomed and honored on school faculties and 
evangelical faith in Christ as the revelation of God 
has been scoffed at. 

Church members have dropped the family altar 
and forsaken the prayer meetings. Thousands of 
churches have turned their backs on revival meet- 
ings because of the dislike of having their sins ex- 
posed and condemned. 

Youth has been set up on a throne and worshipped 
and taught that they are the superiors of their par- 
ents and able to bring in a perfect world. Never in 
the history of man has such elaborate exaltation of 
the youth been seen. And what do we see? The most 
corrupt generation of young people on record. 

If anything ought to awaken the parents of 
America, break their hearts, and drive them to re- 
pentance for the blind and senseless course they have 
been following, this should. Nothing less than a gen- 
uine, nation-wide repentance and yielding to Christ 
will stay the course of internal moral and spiritual 
collapse of our land. We have sown to the wind and 
we are reaping the whirlwind. 

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall 

humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and 

turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from 

heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal 

their land." II Chron. 7:14. 

This is something for Christians to think about to- 
day! Any real revival must begin inside the church. 



E. STANLEY JONES SPEAKS. 

This prolific writer and churchman, who had been 
so difficult for many fundamentalists to estimate as 
to whether he was a modernist or a fundamentalist 
because of his naive manner of expressing his views, 
is out in the clear today. He was the outstanding fig- 
ure at the recent Cleveland convention of the Fed- 
eral Council of Churches. He was the most impass- 
sioned and authoritative speaker in behalf of a world 
church. Said he, 

"Periodically, I have renewed my plea for church 
union. I am convinced that the time is ripe for that 
place to be renewed once more. Perhaps the time 
has never been ripe before, since the plea seems 
to have made little impression. But that the time is 
now ripe, the state and need of the world convince 
me." 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at 819 Broadway, 
Fort Wayne. Ind.. hy the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 
3320 So. Calhoun St., Port Wayne. Ind. 

Subscription Price' In the United States and possessions. 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polinan 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President- Herman II yt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Vice-Pres.: Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Alva .1. MoOlain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
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FEBRUARY 20, 1943 



A GOLDEN OFFERING 



Now and then there come to us incidents that 
stir our hearts for the work. None has ever 
come to our desk that has given such a tre- 
mendous inspiration as that which came just 
a week ago today. It was a gift for our Thanks- 
giving Offering for Home Missions from Broth- 
er and Sister Harold Dunning, two of our mis- 
sionaries in Africa. We could hardly believe our 
eyes when we saw the check for $50.00 sent 
through Dr. Bauman's office. It surely brought 
tears to our eyes and a deep sense of humility 
to our hearts. To think that these true and noble 
hearts who have yielded up their own lives 
on the altar of Africa's salvation should be con- 
cerned enough for our Home Mission work to 
send practically an entire month's allowance 
from their meagre income is enough to arouse 
every one of our directors, mission pastors, 
and members of our Home Mission churches to 
our greatest efforts to spread the gospel here 
in America that we have ever done. Measured 
in the terms of sacrifice, the gifts and service 
of the rest of us appear as nothing compared to 
what these devoted missionaries have done. 

Not only have they revealed their deep love 
and loyalty to our mission work here in America 
but they have also shown a profound insight 
into the essential part that Home Missions 
plays in any successful Foreign Mission work. 
God bless these noble servants of Christ for 
what they have done for us in this offering. 

R. P. M. 



E. STANLEY JONES SPEAKS 

(Continued from page 98) 

Just as the rise of dictators among the nations very 
evidently is preparing the way for bringing all na- 
tions under Antichrist, so these increasing religious 
unions coming first as community, then city, then 
county, state, Federal, North American, and now 
world council of churches, including the Roman 
Catholic Church, if she will enter, are just as surely 
foreshadowing the day when the apostate church, so 
spiritually dead that Christ will spue it out of His 
mouth, will go along with Antichrist in his rise to 
power. But the voice of Our Lord calls to His true and 
separated people, 

"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not par- 
takers of her sins." (Rev. 18:4.) 

The Brethren Churches of our Conference are out 
of this great spiritual Babylon and, bless God, they 
are going to stay out and give themselves to winning 
souls and waiting for His Son from Heaven, Amen! 



AN AMAZING ASSUMPTION 

In a noted article in the Christian Advocate, Bishop 
Paul B. Kern gave a characteristic setting forth of 
ideas as to the task of the "church" in relation to 
the war and the post war world. Said he," 

"If the church is to fulfill its mission of redemp- 
tion, it must have within it abundant sources of 
redeeming love. It cannot build a new world by the 
mere trick of working out a social instrument of 
peace. We shall never be able to conceive a good 
post war world, nor shall we be able to create it and 
sustain it, unless we have a larger measure of 
Christian devotion," * (Bold face ours). But, the as- 
sumption is clear that, given more abundant love, 
and with a larger measure of Christian devotion, 
the church could create and sustain a new world, 
a good world. 



Now where in the Bible do you suppose he ever got 
that idea? Of course he didn't quote any scriptural 
authority for the statement, ior there happens to be 
none, it is the old exploded post-millennial idea that 
is once more being dusted off and offered to the 
world. In order to run along with the men who are 
running this world today these ambitious "divines" 
seem to feel that they must have a religious program 
that will fit into the course of present world planning, 
bo the idea of presenting a pretentious program of 
idealism embracing all manners of social, political, 
and economic reforms is being formed and proposed. 
It embraces the purpose of establishing just, equal, 
and honest relationships between all nations, all 
races, and all groups within each nation. It would out- 
law all war and unite all nations in one great brother- 
hood of men. Incidentally, it is planned to unite all 
so-called Christian religious bodies into one world 
church to go along with the rest of the united world. 
And the churches should at once get together and 
with peerless and pioneering courage, bring this all 
about! 

The possibility that there are nations that do not 
want a just and equal provision of the world's bene- 
fits, and that it is impossible to saddle Christian 
ideals on any man or nation by compulsion, or that 
only men who are born of God through faith in Jesus 
Christ would want or carry out such a scheme never 
seems to occur to them. They speak and write as 
though God has commissioned the Christian church 
to transform this present world; as though we were to 
stay here forever. The facts are that He has done 
just the opposite. He has told us that this world is 
doomed. 

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in 
the night; in which the heavens shall pass away 
with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with 
fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are 
therein shall be burned up" (II Peter 3:10.) 
Instead of expecting to find a united world 
waiting with open arms when Christ returns, the 
world will be united in hatred against Him. 

"And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, 
and their armies, gathered together to make war 
against him that sat on the horse, and against his 
army" (Rev. 19:19). 

Jesus told us that many would follow the broad 
way to destruction and few would follow the straight 
gate "that leadeth to life" (Matt. 7:13, 14). This 
present endeavor to establish the principles of the 
gospel of Christ in Satan's world is the most un-Bib- 
licsl and proposterous idea conceivable. The idea that 
God expects the church to convert the world is whol- 
ly unscriptural. God directs us to evangelize the world 
but all church history for 1900 years testifies that 
conversion of all men is impossible of realization. Nor 
has God deceived us into expecting the impossible. 

But when outspoken churchmen champion such an 
idea and then it fails of realization, it injures the 
estimate of the church in the eyes of men by making 
it to appear as a failure. It also makes it appear as 
though God were a failure. This will undoubtedly 
lead up to the day when the entire world of unbe- 
lieving men will repudiate the great hollow organi- 
zation then called the church. 

Would to God that these church leaders would for- 
sake their foolish obsession of world domination and 
give themselves to winning men to Christ. If thev 
would only warn men of the high cost of sin, and that 
Hell is at the end of a Christless life, they would be 
doing something real. Instead of trying to hang the 
banner of the Cross over a Satanic world system, 
would that they were getting men ready for Heaven 1 

That is the task to which every real gospel preacher 
is devoting himself today as never before. The time 
is short. We may not save all but we can save some! 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



ActoU the Aatiost 



COURT HAS GANTED 
COVINGTON DEED 

Most of our people evidently know that the deed 
to our Covington, Va. church has been held by the 
Old Home Mission Board. Although the church has 
entirely maintained their own work for years, yet the 
board refused to grant them their deed. Repeated 
efforts were all in vain. The church needed to im- 
prove and add to their present structure. It was im- 
possible to do this if the deed was not in the name 
of the local church. In order to go forward with the 
growing needs of the work, it became necessary to 
ask the court to grant the deed to the local church. 
The petition was filed with the court December 26th 
and on January 16th the court handed down the de- 
cision granting the title to the local congregation. All 
of our Brethren will thank God for this answer to 
prayer. 

The Covington Church has a regular daily radio 
broadcast which is proving to be a tremendous asset 
to the work. It is bringing many new people to the 
services. The radio station is owned by Brother Earl 
Keys, superintendent of the Covington Sunday School. 
Upon purchasing the station he cancelled the con- 
tracts for liquor advertising, believing that it would 
please God. Since then he has had quite a financial 
struggle for other business has not been so easy to 
get. The station has been greatly improved by our 
Brother and now has the high regard of the entire 
community. However, he is greatly deserving of the 
earnest prayers of all of us that God will work for 
him, that this station may continue to be a means 
for a great testimony for the gospel. 

When informing us over the long distance telephone 
of the court's decision regarding the deed, Brother 
Trevor Kelford, the pastor, told us that his children's 
services were crowding out the building. Thev are in 
great need of more facilities for the growing work. 
Under God, Brother Kelford is doing a magnificent 
work in Covington. 




SOUTH MANSFIELD IS 
FORGING AHEAD 

These dear people are still meeting in the Civic 
Building in Prospect Park. It is far from satisfactory 
but it seems to be the best that can be done at pres- 
ent. Quite frequently when the church gathers for 
the Sunday night service they find that some world- 
ly group of folks have gotten there first and are 
using it for some sort of entertainment. This has 
compelled our folks to resort to some private home 
or give up their meeting entirely. Such experiences 
are not conducive to the success of any work, to say 
nothing of a mission point. 

In spite of these hindrances the work is growing 
right along and souls are being reached for Christ. 
We hope very soon to be able to announce to the 
Brotherhood the purchase of ground for the location 
of a new church building for this growing congrega- 
tion. Brother Arthur Cashman is now giving his full 
time to this field and there is every promise of splen- 
did growth during the years. 



WITH OUR 
SECRETARY 



FREMONT IS BUILDING 

We made a trip to this city very recently and found 
the new building had gotten as far as the basement 
walls which were ready for the door frames and win- 
dow frames. Bad weather came along and covered 
the whole thing with about an inch of solid ice and of 
course that stopped the operations. However, mater- 
ials are on hand, the weather is now breaking up 
again, and Brother Culver reports that they expect to 
move into their new structure some time in the month 
of May. This is certainly necessary if the work in 
Fremont is going to grow without hindrance. Be sure 
and pray for these faithful folks. 




Scenes of New 


1 Homi 


I Mlsslor 


i Church building under way ai 


Ohio. Center 


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*, Rev. 


Robert Culver, Pastor Inspecting 


structlon. 









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FEBRUARY 20, 1943 



FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 

A couple of weeks ago we went to this splendid con- 
gregation to show them our Home Mission motion pic- 
tures. We found a fine group of folks assembled and 
they were highly pleased with the pictures and many 
were the commendatory remarks on how the pic- 
tures revealed the advance of the Brethren Church in 
America. Brother Keith Altig is caring for this con- 
gregation during his last year at Grace Seminary. He 
is doing a fine work as pastor in Fort Wayne and 
the people are enthusiastic for his ministry. 

PORTIS EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN 

We went to Portis on the 12th of January for a two 
weeks' meeting. This is the third meeting we have 
held there in four years. This church is located far 
out on the Kansas prairie but some of God's finest 
people are in this congregation. It is always a great 
joy to me to fellowship with them and enjoy their 
hospitality. It would pay many of our representative 
men of the Brotherhood to visit Portis as often as 
possible. 

We just got started in this meeting and the crowds 
began to fill the place when a blizzard drove over 
the prairie. A high wind came up and the thermom- 
eter went down to 25 below zero. Plenty of snow ac- 
companied the drop and it remained for about three 
days. The meetings got as low as 25 in attendance. 
We had public prayer for a change in the weather 
believing that God was more interested in the saving 
of souls than he was in the weather. The answer came 
almost immediately and balmy weather returned. 
With better conditions came better attendance and 
the interest revived in a fine way. God blessed many 
hearts and some were saved. 

Brother Paul Davis and wife have been very well 
received in this congregation and the work is taking 
on new life under their leadership. He is a great work- 
er among the men of the community and already the 
fruits of his labors were evident in the high per- 
centage of men in attendance during the meetings. 
Brother Davis is a tireless personal worker and has 
already won the esteem of the community. 

The Portis Church holds a unique place in the 
entire community. Its testimony for Chrfist is the 
clearest and most influential in that whole section. 
More and more they are becoming the outstanding 
fundamental testimony for Christ. 

To those who have worked in Portis the hospitality 
of the people is well known. These people have never 
lost the Christian sense of hospitality which the 
scriptures urge upon all those in Christian fellowship. 
Our home during the meeting was with the pastor and 
his wife and we greatly enjoyed their fellowship dur- 
ing the meetings. May our Father God abundantly 
bless them all is our prayer. 

ELLET, OHIO SEES HOME 
MISSION PICURES 

On Sunday night, January 31st, we stopped at Ellet 
to show them our new Home Missions pictures. It was 
a terribly rainy night and not the kind on which to 
expect much of an attendance at any meeting. How- 
ever, it was a pleasure to see a crowd that nearly 
filled the main floor at this service. 

Brother Ray Gingrich was surely one busy man that 
evening. He was getting ready to leave right after the 
service to go to Allentown, Pa., to hold a revival meet- 
ing. His Brother Joe is pastor there. Between assign- 
ing the lessons for his Bible Institute classes to his 
wife, packing his suitcase, eating supper, preparing 
for the Home Mission pictures, the holding of a regu- 
lar business meeting after that, and then hastening 
to Canton, Ohio, to get the train for the east, he was 
ouite a busy lad. But we had a very pleasant and pro- 
fitable time with him and his congregation and we 
are glad to see the hand of God upon them for good. 




T 



Rev. 

Paul A. 
Davis 



i 



WOOSTER, OHIO 

After the meeting at Ellet we drove to Wooster, an- 
other of our mission points, to show the Home Mis- 
sion pictures to them. This was on Monday night, but 
we were pleased to see a very fine attendance at the 
service. Brother Squires is now beginning to see some 
of the fruits of his hard labor in past years. There are 
a number of new people who have been recently add- 
ed to the church and the interest and confidence of 
the work in general is simply fine. We were tempted 
to run away with one of those little twin girlies of 
his, but finally decided we had better leave them wth 
their mama. They are certainly two sweet little bless- 
ings. We were told while there that their Home Mis- 
sion offering had now reached the sum of $513.00. 
This is simply great for a mission point just three 
years old. 

FLORA, INDIANA WAS NEXT 

On Wednesday night, February 3rd, we showed the 
pictures to the Flora congregation. We thought this 
was their regular prayer meeting night but found that 
Thursday was their night. Nevertheless, being a spe- 
cial night the congregation was there almost 100 per 
cent. It was a splendid attendance. It was especially 
good in view of the traveling conditions. When we ar- 
rived at Marion, Indiana, 50 miles away, we ran into 
a dense fog. The farther west we drove, the heavier it 
became. Driving was exceedingly hazardous and 
slowed us down quite a bit. We were about a half -hour 
late in arriving, although we had allowed ourselves 
plenty of time for ordinary driving. We had a fine 
time with these people and they rejoiced over the 
story of progress in these pictures. 



EXCUSES 
A man refused to lend a rope because he was going 
to tie up a heap of sand with it. "But you can't tie 
sand with a rope!" exclaimed his neighbor. "Yes, he 
replied, "you can do anything with a rope, when you 
don't care to lend it." What surprising uses we often 
claim for the time which Christians are supposed to 
spend at church! Let's stop making excuses for not 
doing the things we ought to do — let's try doing 
them! — Reprinted in Earnest Worker. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Peace. Qo*, IliU Wwdd-Gan 9t Be Jfad? 



Ralph Rambo, pastor, Modesto, Calif. 




Rev. Rambo 



We are hearing a great deal about peace these 
days. In fact, there seems to be more interest in the 
subject, who is to write the peace, and what kind of 
peace we may expect after the 
war, than there is in winning 
the war. This subject is in the 
minds, and on the lips of every- 
body. I attended the graduation 
exercises of three local high 
schools this spring and the 
theme of practically every ad- 
dress was "can we expect per- 
manent and lasting peace after 
this war is ended?'' But I failed 
to find the answer in any of 
the addresses. Men today have 
an idea that they are going to 
be able to set up certain ma- 
chinery, when this conflict is 
over, that will insure permanent peace; but men 
have had the same ideas in the past. Twenty years 
ago we fought a war to end war, and today we are 
engaged in the most bloody and terrible war in the 
history of the world; but these men are saying we 
are not going to make the mistake this time that we 
made in the past. This time we are going to ask the 
church to sit down with us at the peace table. The 
world is saying, surely the church will know how to 
write a peace that will be permanent and lasting. Is 
this the solution? Does the church know how to 
write peace? I believe the answer to that question is 
in another question, "who is the church?" If the 
term "the church" means "the visible church" that 
is the earthly organization, I fear the world is doom- 
ed to be sadly disappointed. If, however, the "invis- 
ible church," the Body of Christ, is referred to. I 
believe the church has the answer, for she will go to 
the Word of God for the solution of the problem. 

Now back to our original question, "peace for the 
world — can it be had," and if this old world can have 
peace will it be permanent and lasting? Can we look 
forward to the day when we will beat our swords into 
plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks? Can 
we look for a ruler who will bring about an era of 
peace and prosperity, when men will not learn war 
anymore, when every man will sit under his own vine 
and fig tree, and man will live in the house that he 
builds and will eat the fruit of his own hands? Yes, 
thank God, we can look forward to that time. We can 
look for One who shall rule with justice and equality. 
This One is promised to us in Isaiah 9:6-7. 

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son 
is given: and the government shall be upon 
his shoulder, and his name shall be called 
wonderful, counsellor, the mighty God, the 
everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of 
the increase of His government and peace 
there shall be no end, upon the throne of 
David and upon His kingdom to order it, and 
establish it with judgment and with justice 
from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of 
of the Lord of Hosts will perform this." 
And again in Micah 4:1-4, this era of Peace is 
described: 

"But in the last days it shall come to pass, 
that the mountain of the house of the Lord 
shall be established in the top of the moun- 
tains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, 
and people shall flow unto it and many na- 
tions shall come and say, come and let us go 



up to the house of the God of Jacob, and he 
will teach us His ways, and we will walk in 
His paths, for the law shall go forth of Zion, 
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem, 
and He shall judge among many people, and 
rebuke strong nations afar off and they shall 
beat their swords into plowshares, and their 
spears into pruning hooks! Nation shall not 
lift up a sword against nation, neither shall 
they learn war any more. But they shall sit 
every man under his vine and under his fig 
tree and none shall make them afraid, for 
the mouth of the Lord of Hosts hath spoken 
it" 
Is it not wonderful to know that this is not man's 
idea of peace, but the mouth of the Lord of Hosts 
hath spoken it? 

How foolish for man to think that he can write a 
permanent peace. He forgets that the Word of God 
says "That man's heart is deceitful above all things 
and desperately wicked, who can know it." How futile 
are the efforts of man to bring peace to this old 
world. Man has been trying for almost two thousand 
years to establish peace and where are we today. 
Still they are crying peace, peace, but 1 Thess. 5:3 
says, 

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; 

then sudden destruction cometh upon them." 

Yes, we can look forward to peace on this old 

earth, but only when the Prince of Peace, the One 

who has a right to rule, shall come and take His 

place as King upon His Father David's Throne. 

But can there be no peace between nations until 
He comes? No. But in the hearts and lives of in- 
dividuals, there can be ueace. There are two kinds 
of peace that all men may have if they will, posi- 
tional peace and experimental peace. We find posi- 
tional peace in Romans 5:1, 

"Therefore being justified by faith we have 
peace with God through our Lord Jesus 
Christ." 
With those who are justified the war is over. Their 
peace was written at Calvary, and thank God it was 
a permanent and lasting peace. God never changes 
His mind. Experimental peace is found in Phil. 4:6, 7. 
"Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in 
everything by prayer and supplication with 
thanksgiving let your requests be made 
known unto God and the peace of God which 
passeth all understanding shall keep your 
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." 
Dear Reader, have you made your peace with God; 
and if you have, are you enjoying the peace of God? 
Both are your blessed privilege. 



EVERY BRETHREN HOME SHOULD HAVE 
THEIR BRETHREN MAGAZINE! 

Rev. Charles W. Mayes, (former editor of Brethren 
Publications) says: "You will never find an invest- 
ment that will pay such high dividends for 2 cents a 
copy. Our goal is "EVERY MEMBER A SUBSCRIB- 
ER." 

For only TWO CENTS any individual can have the 
BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD mailed to them 
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material that can come to your home, for only $1.00 
a year! Send in your subscription, renewal or sub- 
scribe for friends and relatives. Do it now! 



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FEBRUARY 20, 1943 






BELLFLOWER, CALIF. 

We are thankful for this opportunity of reporting 
to the brotherhood about the Lord's goodness to your 
Brethren Home Missions point at Bellflower. This 
past year has been one of real testing and victory for 
us in the work and while we were not permitted to 
see a large number of decisions for Christ, yet we 
praise the Lord of the Harvest for the privilege of 
carrying on in this section of His field. 

We were able under God to retire the entire 
amount of indebtedness on our property. We cele- 
brated the occasion on November 6th with a Victory 
celebration, fellowship dinner, and mortgage burn- 
ing ceremony. While we praise the Lord for this, we 
also take this opportunity of publicly acknowledging 
the help of the Home Missions Council in this under- 
taking. We were also able to purchase 100 seats for 
the auditorium which were very badly needed. They 
are comfortable and have added much to the ap- 
pearance of the auditorium as well as helping to 
eliminate the noise we always had with the light 
folding chairs. Our song books had gone "through 
the flood" besides quite a few years of hard service 
and had become badly worn. In December we were 
able to get some new ones which have helped much 
to make our services more enjoyable. 

Our major problem still exists. That of being able 
to erect a building that would be in keeping with the 
attractive message and ministry of the Brethren 
Church. Unfortunately for us, the community ad- 
jacent to our church judges our message and minist- 
ry by the type of building which we now have. It is 
our earnest desire and prayer that the Lord may 
soon let us have a building that will enable us to 
present our wonderful Lord and His message in a 
more attractive way. The church is looking forward 
to that day when the building restrictions imposed 
by the war emergency shall be removed and we are 
permitted to go on with our plans. We plan to raise a 
substantial fund for this purpose during the year. 

More than anything else, we covet the prayers of 
our brethren for this work. Pray that the Lord will 
give to us a season of such spiritual refreshing and 
renewing that every member of this congregation 
shall be quickened and revived and filled by the 
Holy Spirit. Such a heaven-sent revival will result in 
the winning of the lost to Christ and the edifying 
of His church. Brethren, pray for us. 

Jesse Hall 



MODESTO BUILDING WILL 
SOON BE COMPLETED 

We are glad to show you a group of pictures of the 
progress being made at Modesto. (See front cover). 
Most of the readers will recall that being unable to 
erect a new building, the Modesto folks purchased an 
abandoned radio broadcasting studio. The studio is 
now moved and on the foundation at our new loca- 
tion. A room is being added to the building and the 
work is going along steadily. Next month we hope 
to have a complete story of the progress there from 
the pen of Brother Rambo. There will also be some 
more pictures. 

(Continued on page 109) 




CLAYHOLE, KENTUCKY 

During the past seven months we have had the 
privilege of visiting the Caney Consolidated School 
for Bible classes each week. This school has six 
teachers who are interested in the Bible work. They 
give us all the freedom and time we need to present 
the whole gospel message. The children respond in a 
wonderful way. At the beginning of the school year 
we offered a prize to the children who would memor- 
ize the Bible verses we assigned to them. We planned 
to give Testaments as prizes. During the Christmas 
season we received enough Testaments and plaques 
to supply all the children who memorized the vers- 
es. Our grade school is out now until July 5th. 

We are starting a library of good books so the 
young people can have some wholesome reading ma- 
terial. We have noticed that there are lots of trashy 
books and magazines being circulated through the 
community. This can only be cared for by supplying 
the proper kind of reading material. At the present 
time we have twenty-five good books. A friend in 
Northern California sent us a nice package of books 
last week. One of the young women has been ap- 
pointed librarian. If there are any good books in 
your home you would like to share with the young 
people at Clayhole, send them to us and we will see 
that they are put to good use. One mother came to 
us one day and said, "My children have quit reading 
the trashy books, and they are looking to you for 
some good books to take their place." We supplied 
them as best we could. 

Our Thanksgiving offering was a real surprise to 
us. We set our goal at $50.00 which may seem small 
to our other churches. At first $50.00 looked big to us. 
To date we have sent in $123.00. We are expecting at 
least $5.00 more. This is the largest single offering 
we have ever taken. 

Even though dozens of our regular members have 
moved away our attendance at Sunday School is 
good. During December our average was 150. 

Two weeks ago, Mrs. Landrum and I were invited 
to visit an old friend who is living in a mining camp 
25 miles up the highway. We were also invited to 
preach at the evening service. The little church was 
filled to capacity. I have never heard a group sing 
like they did. I have never preached to a more atten- 
tive group. At the close of the service four married 
women made their decision for Christ. They have 
asked us to come back again. 

Please continue to pray for the work here at Clay- 
hole. We need your prayers. Sewell S. Landrum 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



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(NOTE) All fimds for genera] fund excep' 
those designated as follows: (Sp) Spokane; (E) 

Evangelism: (C. K.l Clayhole. Ky. ; (F.) Flora: 
(CI Mimo) Clayhole Mimeograph; (Ky) Ken- 
tucky; (Tr.) Tracy; (Tr. Fur.) Tracy Furnace; 
(Mai Mansfield; (Fr) Fremont; (Ha) Hagers- 

town; (N. R- D.) North Riverdale; (Wo) 
Wooster: (Be) Bellflower; (L) Literature: 
(Com) Compton; (Colb) Colburn; (P. D. ) Paul 
Dick. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Burkett, Dayton 

Ohio, (Revolving Bldg. Fund) $5,000.00 

Mrs. Belle Zook. Sapulpa, Okla 5.00 

H. S. Eyman, Big Bow. Kans 10.00 

Mrs. Effie Elliott. Morrill. Kans 5.00 

Mrs. Delia Haas, Lakeville. Ind 5.00 

Bell, Ellen. George and Lewis Benshoff 

Johnstown, Pa 20.00 

Grace Allshouse, Red Lodge, Montana 

(Sunnyside, Wn. Church) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Davis. Altoona, Pa. 6.00 
Mrs. .1. S. Barr. Woodstock, Va. 

(Trinity Bre. Church) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Vearl A. Delinger. New 

Labanon. Ohio 25.00 

Mrs. Elmer E. Stull, North Liberty, 

Indiana 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. X. J. Buckland, Oakland, 

Calif.. (Turlock Church) 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Doolittle. Eugene. 

Oregon, (C. K.) (Gen) 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Royer and 

Suzanne, Morrill. Kans 17.00 

Dessa Hanna. Milledgeville. Ill 30.00 

Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Md. 

Rev. and Mrs. L. L. Grubb 85.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Reese and sons . . 49.20 

Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Riley 42.00 

Mr. X. E. Rottler 37.00 

Mr. Calvin Miner 30.00 

Mr. C. Frank Myers 50.00 

Mr, and Mrs. A. H. Williams 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hershberger 29.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Finfrock 25.79 

Mr. and Mrs. A .Clark Wycliffe .... 25.00 

Bible School 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zello 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Nordness 15.00 

Adult C. E 15.00 

Mr. ami Mrs. H. P. Stickler 14.50 

Miss Josephine Hungate 14.00 

Mrs N. E. Rottler 12.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Angle 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Perry 11.00 

Mrs. Ethel Irving and chillren 10.95 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Long 10.75 

Md. and Mrs. W. S. Bostetter 10.00 

Mrs. Lillie Stover and Carrie 10.00 

Mrs. Alice V. Barnes 8.30 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Annan 0.10 

Mr. I. X. Green 6.00 

Mis Calvin Miner 0.00 

Mrs. Xora Benner and son 5.95 

Miss Peggy Corwell 5.50 

Mr and Mrs. Jacob Corwell 5.25 

M-.ss Betty Lou Riley 5.10 

Mr. .nid Mrs. W. W. Rocke 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Raylor 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lupp and family 5.00 

Mrs. Eliz. Miller 5.00 

A Friend 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. .1. E. Harbaugh 5.00 

Junior C E 5.00 

Mr. md Mr> Il.-nrv Ris.-r 5.00 

Mr. and Mr- .Ins Bell 5.25 

Mary Jane Shatzer 10,00 

Gifts less than J5.00 49.05 

Total $ 730.00 

1st Brethren Church, Peru, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen SheDer $ 20.00 

Mr and Mis Raymond Tyre and family 15.00 

Mr. ami Mr. Geo. Huddleson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs J. W. Stubcr 10.00 

Mi and Mrs. Ii. L. Gilbert HI (111 

Ml Charles Grandstaff 7.00 

Mi- Ares f: r ; , and Ethel 5.00 

Mi ind M-- Rdberl Ridenour 5 00 

Ml Ed c.„, per 5 nil 

M,- .1 D. Comerford 5.00 

Madelyn Comerford 5 nn 

Mrs Paul Kesling 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs It. A. Ashman 5.00 

Dorothy M Knotts 5.00 

Hurley Black 5.00 

Peggy An,, Black 5.00 



Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Black 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Engleman 5.00 

Richard Gilbert 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Dillman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Baker 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson G.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baker 10.00 

Lynn Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Price and family 7.00 

Additional gifts less than SB. 00 .... 37.41! 

Additional gifts 3.0(1 

Total 301.40 

1st Brethren Church, Buena Vista, Va. 

Rev. and Mrs. Edward Bowman 00.25 

Mr. and Mrs. George Smals 26.30 

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie R. Lynn 15.07 

Mr. Kenneth Teague 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lynn 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lynn 13.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ballard 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Moda Teague 10.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ogden 7.02 

Mr. and Mrs. Eiley S. Johns 7.00 

Mrs. Katie Ryman and girls 6.10 

Mr. Raymond Miller 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ayres 5.85 

Mr. E. L. Lynn 5.00 

Mrs. E. L. Lynn 5.00 

Mr. rke Lynn 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Southers 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bates 5.00 

Men's Bible Class 5.00 

Women's Bible Class 5.50 

Young People's S. S. Class 5.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 35.85 

Total $ 276.34 

West Tenth Street Brethren Church, 
Ashland, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Edwards * 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Mazotta 7.95 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koons 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Peck 18.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Helvie 5.00 

Mrs. Greenlun's Class 5.00 

Oolda Ballou 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C, O. Markel 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Famer 6.93 

Helen Piper 5.00 

Chas. Eagle 8.00 

Jr. C. E. Society 5.01 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Glenn 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Satterfield and 

Winnifred 45.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Scobey 10.00 

Herman Shoemaker 39.60 

D E. Satterfield and family 14.70 

Donald Miller 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Younkin and Harriet 31.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Barker 6,50 

Mr. and Mrs, Al Bigler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hetsler (Sp) . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Askey 6.00 

Wm. Olson family 21.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eagle 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Stall] 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Buzard 10.00 

Earl McQuate and family 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Greenlun (E) . . 30.00 

Eva Forbse Class (E) 11.62 

Mr. and Mrs, Scott Forbes (El .... 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Baker (E) .... 5 (10 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Klingler .... 10.00 

Mrs. Louise Garher and family .... 10.00 

Mrs. Ida Heffe'finger and Mrs. Garling 5.85 

Mrs Sylvia Kelly 5.10 

Rosalind Koerber anil Charlotte Hoyt 5,00 

Mrs. Fred Morr and Dorothy Hackett 5.25 

Loose Offering 9.87 

Rev. C. W. Mayes and family 20.00 

Total $ 510,88 

1st Brethren Church. Sunnyside, Wn. 

Mary Hostetler $ 1.", mi 

Pnerst Mrs Clara 10.00 

Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. W. C 20.00 

Lyons, Mr and Mrs, W. H 5.00 

Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Ovan : 10.00 

Turner, Blls Marie 10.00 

Antles, Torn 5,00 

W John I. F, ISp) 5.89 

Bridgman. Mrs x E 5.00 

Turner, Mrs. Grace (Sp) (Gen) .. 20.00 



Hillyer, A. S. (C. K. ) 10.00 

Whitfield. Ray 5,00 

Belcher, W. G. (SP) 25.00 

Steringer. Joe 10.00 

Nickle. Mrs. Art 5.00 

Turner. Bessie (Sp) (Gen) 20.00 

Murray, Earl and Xadine 5.00 

Padgham, C. H 5.00 

Fuerst. Joe (Sp) 5.00 

Murray. Mr. and Mrs. S. R 5.00 

Whitfield, Mrs. F. H. (Sp) 5.00 

Keller, Mrs. Esther (Sp) 5.00 

Bawker, Mrs. E 10.00 

Tallman, Mrs. Harry (Sp) 10.00 

Hausen. Mrs. Clara 5.00 

O'Neal. Fred (Sp) 5.00 

Harris. Mrs. Nettie (C. K) 5.00 

Harris, Vernon 5.00 

Hage. Glyndowyn 5.00 

E. W. Reed (Sp) 5.00 

Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd (Gen) 

(Sp) (C. K) 20.00 

Reed, Fay 5.00 

Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. W. H 31.75 

Reed. Mrs. E. W 5.00 

Nickle. Art 5.00 

A Friend 20.00 

Shock-ley. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil 5,00 

Muir, Don 105.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 29.80 

Miller, Noah (Sp) 5.00 

Gifts reported previously 88.77 

Rev. and Mrs. Harold Dunning .... 50.00 

Lena Marie Kortemeier 5.00 

Total $ 636.21 

1st Brethren Church, Sunnyside, Wn. 

Special Gifts to Grace Allshouse 

2:15 Class $9.20 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Turner 10.00 

Miscellaneous 3.00 

Total $ 22.20 

1st Brethren Church, Middlebranch, Ohio 

Mr ad Mrs. Donald Royer $ 6.21 

Mr. and Mrs. John Royer 6.00 

Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Kinzie 7.00 

Mrs. Emma Brumbaugh 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Helming (Fl. ) .. 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wirth 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Neuton Roush 8 00 

Miss Helen Joanne Henning 5.06 

Gifts less than $5.00 45.73 

Total $ 100,00 

1st Brethren Church, Portls, Kans. (Additional) 
Mr. and Mrs. Wendall Cram (CI. 

Mimeo) 20.00 

Amt. previously reported 145.49 

Total $165,49 

Mountain View Brethren Church 
Holllns, Va. 

J. E. Patterson $ 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Burnette 5.00 

J. W. Patterson 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Michael 50.00 

.1. W. Ellis 500 

I O Woody 500 

Mrs. MeCuchan 5.00 

F. N. Hamblin 5.00 

H. G. Martin 5.00 

J. R. Burnette 5.00 

c M Nininger 5.00 

Miscellaneous 138.52 

Total $ 253.52 

Clayhole Brethren Church. Clayhole, Ky. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ashford Combs $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Austerman (Ky) 

(<jen) 10.00 

Rev. nii'l Mis. Sewell Landmm 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde K. Landrum .... 10.00 

Miss Luanda Landrum 5.00 

Church Banks 14.65 

Loose offering 2.85 

Gifts less than $5.00 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Landrum .... 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mile Landrum 10.00 

Total $123.00 



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Grace Brethren Church, Waterloo. Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Alderman $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Miller 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs N J Fike 5.00 

Mrs. I. ,1. Gas-man 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Schrock .... 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C Phillips 5.00 

Mr. Earl Alderman 5.00 

Mrs. Earl Alderman 7.11 

Miss Grace Pollard 7.00 

Mrs. Maude Hady 7.00 

Mrs. Maggie Peck 7.0" 

Marvin Miller 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schrock 5.00 

Dr .1. C. Beal 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Bontrager 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lew Glessner 10.00 

Mrs. N. P. Sorensen 5.00 

Mr. John Witterman 13.00 

Primary Dept 8.81 

Miscellaneous gifts 36.56 

Total $ 271.48 

Grace Brethren Church, Fremont, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. John Comeskey $ 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert Culver 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ives Harland 10.00 

Mrs. Oliver Winters 34.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gonawein .... 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hague 5.00 

Sgt. Beryl Price 5.00 

Edna Teets 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beckley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brooks 6.00 

Mrs. Laura Price 5.00 

Gladys Miller 5.00 

Adult Bible Class 10.00 

Children's Dept 14.90 

Other Offerings 19.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Brooks 10.00 

Miscellaneous 1.75 

Total $ 181.90 

Vernon Brethren Church, Limestone, Tenn. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Armentrout $ 50.00 

Vestal Anderson 5.00 

Lelda Arnold 18.00 

M. D. Arnold 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Brobeck 10.00 

Mrs. J. M. Mongold 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O E McCracken 25.00 

Mary Pence 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. G. Rempel 35.00 

W. E. Swinney 5.00 

Adult C. E 6.00 

Church 28.15 

Additional 2.00 

S. H. Henry 5.00 

Total $ 322.15 

1st Brethren Church, Unlontown, Pa. 

Mrs. Harry Burnworth $ 5.00 

Harry W. Cunningham 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Clough 55.00 

J. B. Davis 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Coffin 10.00 

Robert T. Dean 5.00 

H. R. Dinninger 5.00 

Stenson Edenfield ' 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ederfield 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fox 10.00 

Chas. Hileman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hileman 75.00 

Arthur G. Hibbs 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. H. N. Krepps 10.00 

Mrs. Margaret Lucan 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. McCann .... 10.00 

Wade Mahaney 5.00 

Chas. E. Miller 5.00 

Mrs. Matilda Maust 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Robhins 10.00 

Don Sanner 5.00 

Mary Stacy 10.00 

Cora Stacy 5.00 

Rev. C. H. Wakeman 5.00 

lima B. Wilson 5.00 

Ray Winemiller 5.00 

S O. S. Class of Sunday School .... 10.00 

Truth Seekers Class of Sunday School 35.50 

Loyal Women's Bible Class of S. S. . . 15.00 

Sisterhood of Mary and Martha .... 15.00 

Boys and Girls work 1.55 

Men's Bible Class of Sunday School. . 48.47 

W. M. C 17.25 

Adult C. E 5.55 

Sunday School : 

Beginners and Primary Dept $12.01 

Junior Dept 19.09 

Intermediate Dept 23.21 



Class 1 20.98 

Class 2 13.04 

Class 3 16.23 

Class 4 15.59 

Crusaders 75.00 

Class 6 8.06 

Class 18 9.24 

Sunday School 39.66 

252.11 

Other smaller contributions 113.44 

Total $798.87 

1st Brethren Church, Tracy, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Dempsey $ 15.00 

Mrs. Roy Ferguson (Gen) (E) 7.50 

Ramon Ooykendall 5.00 

Herbert Pepper 5.00 

Mrs. Geo. E. Pepper 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie Carter (Tr) 20.00 

John W. Coykendall 5.00 

Rev. Thomas Hammers and family . . 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lehman 10.00 

Mrs. Alice Wampler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lehman 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Anasaasio 5.00 

Mrs. Lena Quigley 5.00 

Miss June Lahmen 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Coykendall 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Clary (Tr) .... 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ryhiner (Tr. Fur) 

(Gen) 75.00 

Frank Coykendall 5.00 

Wanen Coykendall 10.00 

W. M. C 5.00 

Total $292.65 

1st Brethren Church, Allentown, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Biege 17.70 

Mr. Elmer Fehnel 8.00 

Miss Grace Fehnel 10.50 

Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Gingrich 15.00 

Gladys Gingrich 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jacoby 9.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kaepple 18.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kunkel 35.22 

Mrs. James Kamoie 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. William Musselman 

(C.K.) (Gen) 11.30 

Mr. George Messinger 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Odgen 21.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Oswald 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Snyder 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Zahn 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dante Ocurto 26.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boyer 5.00 

Gifts under $5.00 46.36 

Excelsior Class 10.00 

Ambassador Class 18.35 

Sunday School 87.80 

Toftal 404.73 

New Troy Brethren Church, New Troy, Mich. 

Rev. and Mrs. Russell Williams $100.00 

Ann Swails 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kempton 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Mensinger 10.00 

Mrs. Sarah Williams 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Sparks 5.00 

Mrs. Esther Kempton 5.00 

Mr. Cecil Kempton 5.00 

Jack Kempton 5.00 

Donald Kempton 5.00 

Judy Kempton 5.00 

Loose Offering 27.75 

Total $209.75 

1st Brethren Church, Ankenytown, Ohio 

Mrs. Edna Guthrie $ 10.00 

Iva Cook 13.00 

Albert Curie 5.00 

Walter Moses 5.00 

Reta Brubaker 10.00 

Edna Hardman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook 10.00 

Tessa Brubaker (Ma) (Fr) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merrin 5.00 

Geo. E. Cone 5.00 

Mrs. Florence Bechtel 5.00 

Mrs. Belle Leedy and Richard Leedy. . 10.00 

Wayne Guthrie 10.00 

John Leedy 5.00 

Harry Bechtel 5.00 

Donna Bechtel 10.00 

Mrs. Martha Beal 5.00 

Pvt. Paul Cone 10.00 

Gifts under $5.00 17.00 

Maurice Grubb 5.00 

Total $165.00 



1st Brethren Church, Dallas Center, Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Royer $15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Cook 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Suoan 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Gring 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morgan 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hoover and sons 18.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Jess De Boest 10.00 

Mrs. Ida Good 10.00 

Mrs. E. R. Fitz 7.00 

Mrs. Anna B. Row 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Bohrofer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Grief 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Kilgore 5.00 

Mrs. Gladys B. Randall 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Robinson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hawbaker 5.00 

No Name 8.55 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Lloyd Wenger .... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Irv Herr 5.00 

Junior S. S 6.22 

Gifts less than $5.00 8.00 

Total $ 193.27 

1st Brethren Church, Harrah, Wash. 

S. C. Culver family $ 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Houghton 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stover 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smithwick 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. G. Morrill (Fr) .... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stober 10.00 

Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Lindblad, and 

family 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Stober 25.00 

Misc. offering less than $5.00 .... 28.69 

Gifts previously reported 50.00 

Total $233.69 

Third Brethren Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Buchter (Ha) ( 

(N. R. D. ) $ 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shaw (Ha) 

(N. R. D.) 25.00 

Miss Mildred Emhart (Ha) (N. R. D.) 25.00 
Mr. and Mrs. H. Emhart (Ha) 

(N.R.D. ) 25.00 

Mr. Jacob Miller 20.00 

A. T. S. Class (Ha) 11.00 

Young Peoples C. E 15.00 

Sunday School 12.50 

Sr. C. E 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pfaff 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Steffler (Ha) 

(N. R. D.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkey 10.00 

3rd Brethren Laymen 7.00 

Mrs. J. Upright 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Struth 5.00 

Elliott Family (Ha) 5.00 

Class No. 10 (Ha) 5.00 

Miss Mildred's Class 5.00 

Miss Chrissie Dunyan (N.R.D.) ... 5.00 

Sr. S. M. M. (Ha) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip T Pfaff 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kohler 5.00 

Miscellaneous less than $5.00 .... 19.50 
Miscellaneous less than $5.00 (Ha) 

(N.R.D.) 4.00 

Total $276.50 

1st Brethren Church, Aleppo, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook $ 30.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Gray and family.. 25.00 

Mrs. Ida lUlom 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. King 5.00 

Sunday School 31.87 

Gifts less than $5.00 5.00 

Total $102.87 

Brethren Fellowship Bible Class, 
Pittstown, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Weber $ 5.00 

Albert G. Hann 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 15.00 

Total $ 25.00 

1st Brethren Church, Sterling, Ohio 

Evelyn Amstutz $ 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Amstutz 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bucklew 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Close (Gen) (Ky) 20.00 

Bud Close (Gen) (Ky) 5.00 

John Hubacher (Wo) 20.00 

Mary Hubacher 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hartzler .... 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Mark Malles 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Moine 5.00 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Mr. and Mrs. F. . Moine 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rogers 20.00 

Mrs. John Renner 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. U. M. Shane 5.00 

Mr. a nd Mrs. R. K. Steiner 5.00 

Mr and Mrs I. B. Winter 5.00 

Benv Lehman 10.00 

Bertha Kuhn 10.00 

Ruth L. Norton 15.00 

Mrs. Harold Willing 10.00 

Selma Bauman 5.00 

Mildred and Ruth Moine 5.00 

Mildred Marvovechio 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berry (Wo) . . . 10.00 

Neil Berry (Wo) 5.00 

Dpnna and Dovine Rogers 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wheeler 10.00 

C. E. Society 0.00 

Be'.va Shook 5.00 

Miscellaneous 34.50 

Total $315.50 

The Main Street Brethren Church 
Meyersdale, Pa. 

Mrs. Grace Fike $ 7.00 

Miss Minnie FVazier 5.00 

Win. West, family 5.00 

Mrs. Lloyd Forrest, family 6.00 

Miss Virginia Tressler 5.00 

Walter Rickard family 0.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Bowman 12.00 

Mrs. Ernest Bowman 5.00 

Primary Department 9.86 

Miss Margaret Deist 12.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Ashman .... 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tressler 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harris 9.00 

M. and Mrs. Leroy Bittner 12.00 

Albert Meyers family 20.00 

Miss Charlotte Forney 7.00 

Allen Compton family 16.00 

N. E. Miller 5.00 

Mrs. John Bittner 7.00 

Christian Endeavor 10.00 

Mrs. Orpha Meyers family 27.00 

M. H. Bowser family 9.00 

Mrs. Ada Lorentz 37.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Barber 10.00 

Robert Barber 5.00 

Ross J. Weimer 5.00 

Homer Maust family 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hillegas 14.00 

Miss Emma Bowman 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. O. A. Lorenz 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Houston 5.00 

Harry' Knepper family 9.80 

Gifts less than $5.00 70.75 

Loose Offerings 41.54 

Total $452.95 

Summitt Mills Brethren Church, 
Summitt Mills. Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grew $ 11.70 

Mary Emma Miller 5.00 

Stella Schrock 5.00 

Leona Fir! 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Miller 10.00 

Miss Mary Jane Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lichty 30.00 

Earl Br. 
Kathryn Bn 

Mrs. Ralph Nicholson 6.00 

Lloyd Firl 5.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Yoder 5.00 

Herbert Witt 5.00 

Mrs Ellen Hemmings 8.00 

Mrs. Homer Lindman 6.70 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Firl 12.51 

Mr and Mrs. Mahlon Toder 9.00 

Mrs. Annie Miller 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 31.36 

Total $187.00 

1st Brethren Church, Rlttman, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Armstrong $ 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Adams 8.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Baker 10.00 

Mi-- Kula Blatter 28.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Blatter 30.00 

Mr Pan] Castor 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blatter .12.51, 

Mr. Charles Castor 17.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fix 9.50 

Mis, Mary Fritz (Gen) (Ha) .... 88.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoover 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gammell 34.00 

tfiss Gladys Hoover 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Atlee Hostetler 15.00 

Mr and Mrs. Howard Houck 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Kunkle 38.50 



Mr. and Mrs. Verle Kosier 19.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Mills 9.00 

Mr. and Mis. A. C. Moine 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Moomaw 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shultz 6.75 

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Slaybaugh .... 19.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Walter 19.00 

High School C. E 5.00 

Sr Y. P. C. E 10.00 

Miscellaneous 24.52 

Miscellaneous (Ha) 2.00 

Total $541.27 

1st Brethren Church, Rlttman, Ohio 
(Pa. District Missions) 

Rev. and Mrs. Ord Gehman (Vinco, Pa.) $10.00 



total District funds $10.00 

1st Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. 

Miss Wyma Adema 6.00 

Dr. Kenneth Altig 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Andrews 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Auge 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Aaron 5.00 

Mrs. Susie Alexander 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 1). Andrews 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Askins 10.00 

T. E. Austin 15.00 

Mr. Royal H. Bailey 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Baker 50.00 

Dr. Louis S. Bauman 25.00 

W. W. Beaver 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Benson 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs L. N. Booher 15.00 

Miss Virginia Booher 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman 25.00 

Floyd H. Brakeman 10.00 

Paul H. Brakeman 10.00 

Mrs. Susie Brison 25.00 

R W. Brown 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bulach 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burch 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Burt 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bearss (Com) . . . 25.00 

C. T. Belt 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benner 15.50 

Robt. Breeze and family 5.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Carnahan 100.00 

Mrs. Martha L. Carr (Be) (Gen) .... 25.00 

Mr. a nd Mrs. J. Colgate Clark 100.00 

J. O. Clunk 5.00 

Mrs. Will Cobler 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Colburn 25.00 

Mrs. Ruth E. Csole 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Coon 201.00 

R. T. Crozier and family 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Coon 25.00 

Mr. a nd Mrs. E. C. Christiansen. . . . 5.00 

W. I. Coplin (Gen) (E) (L) 100.00 

Mrs. W. I. Coplin (Gen) (E) (Com) 

(Sp) (D) 100.00 

Mrs. Cre Davis 6.00 

Mr. Natty Davis 5 00 

Mrs. Geo. W. Davis 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Denlinger (Gen) (E) . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Derksen 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Derrick 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Mark Didriksen 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Doney (E) 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Downing .... 5.00 

Dorothy Dunbar 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edw. M. Drum 15.00 

Mr and Mrs. Sam Doney (Gen) (Com) 

(Sp) (L) S5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dunjill 15.00 

W Russell Eaton 25.00 

Mrs. {Catherine Ebers 5.00 

Col. Elving T. Ericson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Esser 5.00 

Mrs. Christie Eye 85.00 

Miss Jane Dix Fairbanks 25.00 

Hubert P. Fariss 5.00 

Mrs. Lillie Fisher 5.00 

Clyde C Flick 45.00 

Mrs. Clara E. Frady and family .... 5.00 

Mrs Clara F. Fairbanks 15.00 

Mat) I.u Fairbanks 10.00 

Jesse H. Feller 5.00 

Robert Flory 5.00 

Barbara Flory 5,00 

Wm. E. Garwood 10.00 

Mrs. Wm E. Garwood 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Goble 5.00 

Miss Elizabeth Gnogy 25.00 

Miss Adeline Gordon 12.00 

Mrs. Frona Grove 00.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C V. Goodall 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gunn 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hall 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Halbere 7.00 

Robert 0. Hayden 10.00 

Mrs. Carline neater 6.00 

Walter Herring 10.00 



Mr and Mrs. H. R. Hinkel 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hoffman 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Holland 5.110 

Dr. and Mrs. M. W. Hughes 5.00 

K. E. Humphreys 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hunter 5.00 

Dr. W. P. Hall 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs Louis C. Hansen 15.00 

Margaret Hansen 5.00 

Rolland Hansen 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Harmonson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Herring 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hildreth 10.00 

Mrs. Lenore Hill 15.00 

Hocking Family 100.00 

Mrs. Barbara Hunter and James .... 16.00 

R W. Jenison 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Jensen (E) ... 5.00 

Mrs. Anna M. Johnson 10.00 

Mrs. Mary A. Jordan 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John I. Judd 10.00 

Miss Geraldme Judd 15.00 

Mrs. William Jacobson (Com) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Karraker .... 10.00 

Fred A. Keeler 10.00 

Mrs. Caroline W. Kempf 5.00 

Mrs. Hugh V. Ketcherside 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Kindig 10.00 

Miss Helen Kindig 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Kinsey (Gen) 

((Jem) 50.00 

Adrien H. Kirby 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. Krohn 15.00 

Mrs. K. L. Kellog (E) 20.00 

John D. King 5.00 

C. R. C 30.00 

Robert Kradjian (Gen) (E) (L) . . . . 5.72 

Miss Janice Kriegbaum 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Lady 20.00 

Mrs. Imo Lakey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Laughlin 5.00 

Donald Lichti 5.00 

Mrs. C. D. Liggett 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Lilly 5.00 

Mr. and C. H. Loef 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Lorenz 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lovejoy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Luther 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. LaNobs 11.00 

Miss Gladys Lantz 15.00 

D. W. Ligggett and family 15.00 

L M. Lockwood and family 25.00 

Dr. and Mi's. Alva J. McClain 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McConahay 50.00 

Rev. C. S. McConnell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Riley McKinley 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mellen and family. 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Mendenhall .... 5.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Miller 50.00 

Charles Mintzer 40.00 

Morton O. Mitchell 5.00 

Dr. Kenneth M. Monroe 5.00 

Miss Mary A. Mulloy 20.00 

Mrs. Millard Murdock 5.00 

Mrs. Estella E. Madison (Gen) (E) . . 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Milton 10.00 

Mrs. R. Minor and Phyllis (Ky) .... 6.00 

Mrs. F. I. Mulherron 5.00 

Mrs Floy Nelson and Beulah 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Nelson 10.00 

Mr. C. J. Nichols 15.00 

N. C. Neilsen 5.00 

N. C. Neilsen, Jr 5.00 

George H. Nelson 5.00 

Mrs. Minnie R. Nelson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Orval A. Nelson (Gen) 

(Com) 15.00 

Miss Johanna Nielsen 10.00 

H. K. Opperman and James 7.00 

Mis W, N. Eswald 5.00 

Mrs, l'aschall and James Arlo 

Paschal] 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Alan S. Pearce 30.00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Pearson 22.00 

Mrs. Laura Phillips (Colb) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Pieritz 2S.00 

Mrs. Florence Powell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Rees E. Price 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. V. C. Purvis 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Monte L. Preston 5.00 

Miss B. B. Quaintance 5.00 

Mrs. Julia A. Reaugh 5.00 

Fred Roy 10.00 

Wayne Roy 5.00 

Miss Mona Rutledge 5.00 

Mrs. Melba Richards 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. B. Ross 10.00 

Mrs. Ethel Ryan 15.00 

.Tcilni II. Salmi 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sansom 20.00 

Miss Lenora Scheid 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schrock 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Scott 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Seelig 5.00 



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FEBRUARY 20, 1 9 4 3 



Miss Mabel A. Seelig 10.00 

Harry L. Skiles 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. S. Smalhrood 10.00 

Sterling D. Smith 10.00 

A. Sorensen 5.00 

Mrs. Artye Sparks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stevens 20.00 

Mrs. Charles Stier 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oal Strobele 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Studivant 20.00 

Gale L. Sturdivant 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. .las. A. Sundstrom (E) 

(Gen) 10.00 

Mrs. Tillie Surface 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Schilling 15 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shuff 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Stenersen 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. Stettenbenz 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sturz 5.00 

Mrs. Minnie E. Thayer 5.00 

Mr. Maurice Thompson 5.00 

Mrs. Maurice Thompson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thome 10.00 

Mrs. Minnie M. Torrey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Turpin and William 

2.00 

E. V. Traywiek (Gen) (E) 41.00 

Harry Traywick 7.00 

William Turpin 17.00 

■Mr. and Mrs. M. Veale 50 00 

Miss Tirzah M. Walker 500 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Welton (C. K. ) . 15.00 

Miss Nettie 1. White 100.00 

Mrs. M. LaTernie Wilbur 25.00 

Mrs. Florence Willicuts (C. K. ) .... 5.00 

Mrs. Mary S. Wilson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Winter 2o!oO 

Mrs. Lena E. Wormer and family . . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Teager 5 00 

Mrs. Sarah C. Yoder (E) 500 

Mr. and Mrs. Neri Zahn 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dumont Voorhees (C.K) 50 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. Waller .... 35 00 

F. M. S. (C. K.) 30.00 

A Member 20.00 

A Member '.'.'.'.'. 10.00 

A Member of Jr. Hi. Dept 5.00 

A Member of Primary Dept 10.00 

A Member of Truth Seekers Class . . . 5 00 

A Friend '. 5 00 

A Fri ™ d 10.00 

A Member 30 .00 

■idult C. E 40 00 

Senior C. E 35.00 

Sr. Young People's C. E 30.00 

M:&cel]tt.neous 588.27 

Miscellaneous (Com) o '.00 

Miscellaneous (Be) 2.00 

Miscellaneous (E) ][[ 750 

Miscellaneous (L) 1.5 

Total Offering for National Home 

Missions $4,855.49 

1st Brethren Church, Long Beach, 

Calif. Miscellaneous Report. 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman (Pearson) . 10.00 

Mrs. Laura Phillips ". . . . 10 00 

Miss Helen Kindig ". . . . 3^00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Kinsey ". . . . 25 00 

A Member •• 10 .oo 

Miscellaneous ". . . . 14.20 

H. M. McNeely and family (Gene 

Farrell) 15.00 

Earl Bensen (Gene Farrell) 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. VanBuskirk (Domin- 

f™ ez > 15.00 

Anonymous. Primary Dept. (Dominguez) 15.00 

Total Miscellaneous ....$ 122.20 

North Riverdale Brethren Church, 
Dayton, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hoover 1500 

Mr. and Mrs. Orrie Beatty 15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Norman Uphouse .... 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Abrat 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Kinsey 50 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Blosser 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Webster 15^00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hoffman 28. SO 

Dr. and Mrs. Carl Andlauer 6 00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. King 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earle Stewart 8 70 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford K. Yount 20 00 

Miss Ruby Gregg 5.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Meyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raubenstein . . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Vander Molen.... 10.00 

Miss Phyllis Kinsey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Burkett 400.00 

Miss Phyllis Jane Lahman 5.00 



Miss Ellen Vander Molen 5.00 

Bible School 15.22 

Gifts under $5.00 12.15 

Total $ 770.62 

1st Brethren Church, Modesta, Calif. 

Mr and Mrs. Wm. Fountain 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cover 10.00 

Wm. Fountain, Jr. 5.00 

Sam Waldron 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Rambo 50.00 

Jas. Cover and family 15.00 

Louise Cover 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Alva Bowman 25.00 

Prv. Earl Bowman 10.00 

Mrs. Hilda Gardner 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKinley 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grubb 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stoner 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Holgate 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Garter 10.00 

Martin Garter 5.00 

Bible School 50.00 

A Friend 20.00 

A Friend 20.00 

A Friend 18.00 

A Friend 15.00 

Am'ts. less than $5.00 7.00 

Total $ 500.00 

Brethren Students at Bob Jones Collage, 
Cleveland, Tenn. 

.True Hunt (Berne, Ind. Church) .... 3.50 
Miss Helen Lord (Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Church) >. . . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Howard (Second Bre. 

Los Angeles) G.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Henry' Rempel 2.50 

Total $ 17.00 

1st Brethren Church, Compton, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bradley 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thompson 25.00 

A Friend 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner (Com) 

(Gen) 17.00 

Charles E. Smith 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Carpenter 10.00 

Mrs. A .Colburn 11.00 

Rev. Ralph J. Colburn 10.00 

Edward Colburn 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Newby 7.00 

Mr. Warren Mize 5.00 

Mrs. E. W. Simpson 5.00 

Mr. Glenn Seofield 5.00 

W. M. C 10.00 

Miscellaneous S. S. gift 95.45 

Miscellaneous Church gifts 36.44 

Gifts less than $5.00 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Driggs 5.00 

Total $ 299.89 

1st Brethren Church, Compton, 
Calif. Miscellaneous 

J. R. Adams (Browns) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Driggs (Browns) . 10.00 

Total 15.00 

Carlton Brethren Church, Garwln, Iowa 

H. S. Parks, D. D 5.00 

Mrs. H. S. Parks 5.00 

Emma Richards 5.00 

Lawrence Judge 5.75 

Glen Thurston 5.00 

Vernal Hall 5.00 

Mrs. Perl Lowry 5.00 

Goldie Richards 5.00 

Warren L. Hall 5.00 

Mr .and Mrs. Kenneth Winterowd . . . 33.00 

Su.nday School 5 00 

W. M. C 5.00 

Jr. and Sr. C. E 5 00 

S. M. M 5.00 

Gifts under $5.00 13.05 

Total $ 111.80 

Grace Brethren Church, Shapsville, Ind. 

Martha Stuber 5.00 

Loose Offering 12.30 

Total 17.30 

1st Brethren Church, Danville, Ohio 

Mrs. Hugh Banbury 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Conrad and daughter 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hottinger 5.00 

.Miss Frances Hottinger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Magers and son . . 25.00 

Wilma and Nellie Magers 25.00 



Mrs. Sinia Wheaton and daughter . . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wolford and family 5.00 

Less than $5.00 l.oo 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Baerg 10.00. 

Total $ 126.00 

1st Brethren Church, Winchester, Va. 

Mrs. Daisy Boyer 110.00 

Mrs. Cecil Stultz 40.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dick 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Frye 30.00 

Mr and Mrs. Earl .Todebramd 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Coffelt 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fletcher 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fox, Jr 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. Strawderman 10.00 

Mrs. Alice Manuel 10.00 

Miss Elsie Mogle 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Anderson 10.00 

Miss Janet Hildebrand 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Garter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Spillman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lockhart 10.00 

Sarah M. Forney 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Hyde 5.00 

Mrs. Leonard Mason 5.00 

Mrs. P. C. Petrie 6.00 

Mrs. Mary Timbrook 5.00 

Russell and Rhoda Fletcher 5.00 

Sunday School 30.00 

Intermediate Class 5.55 

Young Peoples Class 20.00 

Adult C. E 16.00 

Young Peoples C. E 15.00 

Jr. C. E 6.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 20.80 

Total $ 534.35 

Mr. Walter Paige, Trinity Brethren 

Church, Seven Fountains, Va 4.00 

1st Brethren Church, Grafton, W. Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Williams 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Domp 5.00 

Class 7 15.00 

Class 6 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Miller and family. 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Palings 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. K. E. Richardson .... 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams (P. D. ) . 10.00 
Herald Galley 11 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Murphay 10.00 

Mrs. W. D. Wayne 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Ticala (P. D.) . . .500 

Miss Twilah Miller 25.00 

Mrs. Earl Braun 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hovatter 5.00 

Total 51 U 00 

2nd Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. 

R. M. Williams $ 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Couch 5.00 

Ed. Codora (Com.) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L Alguire 10.00 

Mrs. H. Niles 5.00 

C. E. Willard 15 00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sterrenburg .... 12.00 

Pat Ingram 5.00 

Mr. Kirby 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Lawson (Com.)... 10.00 

Estelle M. Lacy 5.00 

N. Shank 5.00 

Vernon Pierce Jr 15 00 

C. F. Peck 35.00 

Jack Derrick 10.00 

Miscellaneous 32.00 

Total $229.00 

Listie Brethren Church, Listie, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Blough S 45.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will 30.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Heist 15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Phillip Simmons 

(Fr. Bldg.) 15.40 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Urban 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hottle 8.40 

C J. Larman 7.50 

Leland Larman 6.25 

Melda Paxton 5.87 

Geo. Paxton 5.30 

Dorothy Trent 5.00 

Miscellaneous 73.37 

Total $223.99 

(Continued next month) 

Respectfully submitted 
R. PAUL MILLER, Sec. 



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107 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




WITH CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS 

My young folks have done quite a lot of deputation 
work and I have found this type of work very help- 
ful to spiritual growth and preparing them for ac- 
tual Christian service. They -study because they 
must be prepared and it brings out hidden talents. 

I am sending you material that we have used in 
this deputation work, and these outlines are original, 
prepared by myself. The different sermonettes were 
given out to the young people some time in advance, 
so that much time can be spent in prayer and study. 
We always meet at least once before the service for 
a prayer meeting and then to be sure all topics are 
ready. If there are a great many leaders of ability in 
a group, they will need very little help. However, if 
the group is composed of younger and inexperienced 
members it is well for the sponsor to meet with 
them and help them with their speeches. 

I did this the last time we took charge of a ser- 
vice since so many of my older folks had gone. We 
met at my house on Saturday night and it wasn't 
long until you would have thought we were in a study 
hall — Bibles, commentaries, etc., were very much in 
evidence and I tried to show them how to prepare 
their topics. — First a little outline, then filling it out 
— searching the Scriptures — exchanging ideas and 
the use of illustrations. I always tell them to write it 
out — as the time is usually limited and this way they 
can say the most in the shortest time. 

However, most of them do not read their talks, 
but have them so they can be given in a splendid 
manner. Before the service is over we have all had a 
mountain top experience and go back to our own 
society and church to a fuller Christian walk and 
service. 

The president takes complete charge of the service 
and I usually sit back and listen. If the vice-presi- 
dent is capable, one could take the first part and the 
other the close of the meeting. The young people also 
give the invitation. 

Every society should have a girls' trio or quartette 
or (men's) as music helps the service. It is more 
than worth the effort to train a good trio. We always 
mimeograph programs so that the service goes on 



without announcement. We have been asked to re- 
peat services in our own church. 

Yours in His service, 
Ruth A. McClain, Sponsor Y. P. C. E. 
Society, 2nd Brethren Church, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

The following program was recently given at 
ELMER SACH'S CHURCH, Bassett, Calif, by the 
Young Peoples 50-50 Group from the Second Breth- 
ren Church, Los Angeles. 

President — Jimmy Beatty Vice. Pres. Keith Gressley 
Program 

Song Service Jimmy Beatty 

Pianist — Julia Rowland 
Testimonies 
Prayer 
Scripture — Psalm 37 

Annoucement of the Theme _ Jimmy Beatty 

THEME— THE BALANCE SHEET— Based on 37th 
Psalm. 

WHAT GOD OFFERS 

I. Salvation 

Trio — The Language of My Soul 

II. A Life Planned By God 

Trio — Jesus Master of My Soul 

III. An Eternal Inheritance and Rewards 

Trio — Go Forward 

IV. Happiness and Real Joy 

Solo — I have been Born Again ... Hazel Shively 

V. Supplying of our Needs 

Trio — I shall not Want 

VI. Peace— OF God and WITH God 

1. Trust 

2. Commit 

3. Wait 

VII. Strength and Courage for each day and its prob- 
lems). 

WHAT THE WORLD OFFERS 

Nothing Jimmy Beatty 

Luck and own ingenuity Barbara Yerian 

Nothing beyond this life ...Charlotte Hay 

Sham happiness — nothing lasting or real 

Julia Rowland 

No real satisfaction Nina Simmons 

No peace to the wicked ...Ellen Bensing 

Nothing to offer Jerry Yerian 

Invitation Song 

Trio — Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling 

Invitation Jimmy Beatty 

Benediction. 




Bellflower, Calif. 



108 



FEBRUARY 20, 1943 



&ihU School 




IT WON'T BE DONE THIS 
WAY. IT'S TIME TO WAKE 



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Dig deep for blessings to come down from above. 

Strange but true! There was a drought in 

Africa, no rain for months. The natives, looking up 
to the cloudless skies, ridiculed the missionary, John 
G. Patton, who had started to dig a hole in the 
ground. Heedless of the scoffers, he kept on digging 

until the reward came water. Dig deep into 

God's Word blessings will follow. Are you as 

a teacher doing that? Are your scholars being taught 
to do that? 

Commentaries, Bible dictionaries and other help- 
ful books listed in the BRETHREN MISSIONARY 
HERALD catalogue will help you dig deep in the 
blessed Word. If you do not have a catalogue, a post 
card will bring one to your home. 



BLESSED IS THE SUPERINTENDENT 

Who does not think he knows it all, but recognizes 
these are a few things yet to learn. 
Who does not work by the tick of the clock, but by 
the beat of the heart. 

Who does not make announcements twice in exactly 
the same way, but cultivates variety and surprise. 
Who does not surrender to a chance visitor the 
precious closing moments of the school. 
Who does not ride hobbies, but who seeks to develop 
the school symmetrically. 

Who does not resign when his toes are stepped on. 
Who never expects to be statisfied with attainment. 
Who does not blame others for going to sleep be- 
cause he is not awake. 

— Selected 



(To Teacher and Pupil) 
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ 
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not 
robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of 
no reputation, and took upon him the form of a ser- 
vant, and was made in the likeness of men; And be- 
ing found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, 
and became obedient unto death, even the death of 
the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted 
him, and given him a name which is above every 
name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should 
bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and 
things under the earth; And that every tongue 
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory 
of God the Father (Phil. 2:5-11). 



HERE'S OPTIMISM 

"I met a real optimist the other day," said a phy- 
sician, "a fellow to whom I certainly doff my hat. 
He had lost a leg in a railway accident and when 
they picked him up the first thing he said was: 

" 'Thank God, it was the leg with the rheuma- 
tism.' " 



WHAT DOES THE BRETHREN CHURCH TEACH? 

1. That the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of 

God. 

2. The pre-existence, incarnation and virgin birth 
of Jesus Christ. 

3. The fall of man and his subsequent need of the 
new birth. 

4. The vicarious atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

5. The bodily resurrection of Christ. 

6. The complete diety of the Son of God. 

7. The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. 

8. The personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus 
Christ from Heaven to rapture His church and 
set up His kingdom. 

9. The complete separation of the believer from the 
world system. 

10. Each Christian a SOUL- WINNER. 




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DELIVERANCE— TESTIMONY 

A few years ago I was followed by a young man 
who meant to lead me into a notorious practice. He 
had been chosen to seduce me. As we turned into a 
fairly dark street, he approached, took hold of my 
arm and walked home with me. I little knew his pur- 
pose, but felt a strong urge to give him the way of 
salvation. I did this. Nearly a year later an old man 
came into our grocery and told me the whole ac- 
count. He said that the young man who wanted to 
lead me astray remarked, "You can't do anything 
with him; he's too religious." This is only once that 
I was delivered by a testimony. It pays to tell others 
of Jesus. Dale Summers. 

A Christian woman says that 
when she was a little girl she 
prayed often something like 
this: "Dear Lord, make me a 
Christian some day; but not 
yet, for I do like to laugh and 
be happy; but don't let me 
die suddenly as some children do, but save me a few 
weeks before I die. Amen." 

Too many people, children as well as older people, 
have the wrong idea that to become a Christian 
means that one must give up all joy, and become 
most unhappy. Nothing could be further from the 
truth. God is good to His children; all He takes 
away from one is his sins. And it is sin that makes 
people unhappy. Remember what David said in the 
twenty-third Psalm? "The Lord is my Shepherd, I 
shall not want!'" — "He maketh me to lie down in 
green pastures."— "My cup runneth over." And our 
Lord Jesus said, "Peace I give unto you." (John 14: 
27). It is the devil who tells people that the Christian 
life is unhapy. Let us urge people to "taste and see 
that the Lord is good!" 

WHO POSSESSES YOU? 

To own and to possess are not the same. There is 
a difference between the two words. I used to both 
Gwn and possess a certain umbrella. Now, I own it 
still but somebody else possesses it. So, sad to say, 
though God owns us still, too ofen the World posseses 
us. — Dixon 

FROM MISSION CHURCHES 

(Continued from page 103) 
Brother Rambo has succeeded in selling his former 
home and obtaining another house located near the 
new church building. We have also just received Mo- 
desto's Thanksgiving Offering of $500.00 For a work 
not yet three years old and in the midst of the heavy 
expense of a new church building, we feel that this 
is mighty fine. Be sure to pray for these faithful 
folks in this fine work. 



109 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




NOT YOURS, 
But 



(2 Corinthians 12:14) 

By Hugh R. Munro, Vice-Pres. Niagara Lithograph Co., New York 




In this day of multiplied financial appeals the mere 
suggestion of discouraging gifts of money to a worthy 
object seems revolutionary; nevertheless this is the 
manifest purpose of the Apostle Paul in the words 
quoted. Weymouth's translation gives added empha- 
sis to the point, for it reads, "I desire not your money, 
but yourselves." 

The man who feels that, having given liberally to 
church support or other benevolence, he has rendered 
his full measure of service, can find no encourage- 
ment here. He may "give all his goods to feed the 
poor, and yet be no more than "sounding brass and 
tinkling cymbal." 

There is a mistaken idea with many people that 
the writers of the New Testament were men devoid 
of the ordinary human qualities and passions. The 
Apostle Paul, for example, is regarded as so super- 
latively spiritual and all-absorbed in heavenly '•on- 
cerns that there was no room for the play of human 
emotions. The attentive reading of the chapter will, 
however, effectually disprove this idea, showing, as 
it does, the Apostle in a mood of mingled tenderness 
and indignation. 

Instead of letting loose the floodgates of denuncia- 
tion against certain apathetic and calloused members 
of this Corinathian Church, he appeals first to the 
fact that God in marvelous ways has set His seal 
upon his ministry, then 
proceeds to vindicate the 
self-effecting character of 
his service, and finally to 
warn against the soul-des- 
troying power of sinful in- 
dulgence. Notwithstand- 
ing the restrained lang- 
uage employed, the intel- 
ligent reader cannot fail 
to detect the sense of in- 
jury, not to say indigna- 
tion, which leads the 
Apostle to rebuke the sug- 
gestion that he or any of 
his co-laborers were mov- 
ed by sordid motives. He 
calls upon God to witness 
that his passion was for 
the edification of those to 
whom he ministered: and 
far from any taint of sel- 
fish interest, he had de- 
liberately denied himself 
the proper support which 
was due him as their min- 
ister, lest he should give 
any basis for the charge 
of having a mercenary 
spirit. There is a degree 
of irony as well as deep 
pathos in the language cf 
verse 13, when he says: 
"For what is it wherein ye 
were inferior to other 



churches, except it be that I myself was not burden- 
some to you? Forgive me this wrong." 

II is with this background that the words in the 
following verse will be best understood, "I will not be 
burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you." 

As a true minister of Christ, and as an inspired 
apostle, he saw with unerring vision that the great 
end of evangelism and all spiritual teaching was to 
secure the complete surrender to Christ of the life of 
each believer. He who yields nothing more than 
earthly possessions may be a liability rather than an 
asset to the cause of Christ; while a fully yielded life 
must inevitably include all one's gifts and powers, 
as well as possessions, with the cultivation of a spirit 
of trust and obedience, through which alone all of 
these can find effective use. 

There is an interesting connection between this 
text and a related passage in 2 Corinthians 8:5. Here 
the Apostle, referring to the Macedonian Christians 
and their abounding liberality, testifies that they ac- 
tually gave beyond their ability, so that he and his 
fellow laborers were reluctant to accept the responsi- 
bility of administering a fund representing so much 
of sacrifice. He adds this tender and expressnve tri- 
bute as the only possible explanation of such unex- 

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110 



FEBRUARY 20, 1943 



ampled devotion, "They first gave their own selves 
to the Lord." 

The text in chapter 8 is a complete illustration 3t 
that of chapter 12. In the one case he testifies that 
he is seeking, not money, but lives laid down in lov- 
ing devotion to Christ; while in the other he bears 
witness that because these Macedonian saints "first 
gave their own selves," their liberality could scarcely 
be restrained. Here is set forth the great principle 
lying at the heart of spiritual progress. It teaches 
that while in the calculations of men money is om- 
nipotent, with God gifts of money are of value solely 
as the by-product of a consecrated life. This reason- 
ing is a manifest challenge to the spirit of the pres- 
ent age. In its ultimate terms we are brought face 
to face with the conviction that no vital interest of 
the cause of Christ is retarded through lack of suffi- 
cient money, but only by the incomplete and halting 
devotion of those who bear the Christian name. We 
thus need a new type of campaign in the Church, 
in which our text will be the guiding star and in 
which the enlistment of lives for Christ will be the 
sole objective. 

Intensely Personal 

These terms, "not yours, but you," are intensely 
personal. They are addressed to heart and consci- 
ence and compel an answer to the question whether 
we have merely given Christ a tithe of our posses- 
sions or have yielded Him the sceptre over our lives. 
Such a searching and all-important injuiry may not 
be dismissed by a few scant phrases about regular 
church attentance, or by a certain smug satisfaction 
growing out of the number of offices and committee 
appointments we may hold in connection with organ- 
ized Christian work. There are certain scriptual tests 
to be applied which will infallibly indicate the meas- 
ure of our consecration. Let us consider one of the 
most obvious of these for a moment and ask to what 
extent we are fulfilling the Great Commission by 
which we are called to become witnesses for Christ. 
This is a direct and inescapable call to every Christ- 
ian disciple. To devote a fortune to missions or sup- 
port a substitute on the field does not absolve from 
this obligation in the slightest degree. Christ de- 
clares, 'Ye are my witnesses," and evidence is want- 
ing that the terms of this call admit of any excep- 
tions. 

Moreover as one reads the history of the apostolic 
church it becomes increasingly evident that personal 
witnessing was the universal sign of discipleship, and 
that the terms Christian and witness were synony- 
mous. It is equally clear as one reviews church his- 
tory down to the present that, with each great spirit- 
ual awakening through the centuries, there has been 
an instinctive return to this apostolic ideal of service. 
In the great revivals in Wales and in Korea a few 
years ago, the outstanding characteristics were per- 
sonal testimony and soul-winning. 

Without assuming that all are qualified for public 
preaching, let it be remembered that the primary 
qualifications for the winning of souls is a genuine 
personal experience of Christ's power, and a vocabu- 
lary extended enough to tell what His power has 
wrought in the life. It is a lamentable fact that we 
seem to have almost universally accepted the idea 
that Christian testimony is to be reserved for the 
pulpit and uttered by ordained men. This is utterly 
foreign to spiritual principles. There is a great field 
for lay effort even in public preaching, and oppor- 
tunities along this line abound in every community. 
It is said there are more than twenty thousand lay- 
men in England, who are rendering voluntary service 
as gospel preachers in the Wesleyan denomination 
alone, holding a larger number of services each week 
than all the ordained ministers of that body. If but 
a single such layman might be found in each of the 
evangelical churches of America it is clear that the 



existing force of preachers and evangelists would be 
doubled at once and a mighty quickening would come 
to every interest of the Church of Christ. It is time 
that this vital question should be pressed home. 

Suppose you were asked this moment how recently 
you have witnessed in public, or to a single indivi- 
dual concerning Christ's saving power — what would 
the answer be? If you were asked how recently you 
have written a letter on behalf of Christ or handed 
out a gospel or tract, or even prayed earnestly for an 
unsaved one, could you give a satisfactory reply? 
Would you attempt to explain that you are a constant 
attendant at church, a regular contributor, or an 
elder, deacon, or trustee? 

"I seek not yours, but you." 

Facing the Question 

When this responsibility is pressed there are al- 
ways some who will urge the limitation of time and 
the pressure of other duties. But let us be honest 
and face the qestion as to who has the supreme claim 
upon our time and strength? It is just here that there 
lies the great reproach resting upon multitudes who 
bear the Christian name. The fact is we organize our 
lives and assume responsibilities in utter independ- 
ence of the claims of our Saviour. The question of 
setting apart a definite portion of our time for His 
sacred use and of seeking to develope capacities 
which will be effective in the advancement of His 
kingdom scarcely enters in the calculations of many 
of us. With feverish zeal we devote ourselves early 
and late to training for business or professional de- 
mands, and yet can not find a half hour each day 
for Bible study, prayer, and Christian work. Is this 
an index of the value we place upon our redemption, 
or have we fallen into such callous indifference that 
our highest obligation is forgotten and self-interest 
has usurped the place of Christ upon the throne of 
our lives? 

There have been some in every generation to whom 
the stewardship of life has been a very real and 
blesssd fact. Such have been the channels of all true 
Christian progress. About forty years ago a gifted 
Yale student of independent fortune, having com- 
pleted his college course, decided to make a trip 
around the world. Visiting some of the mission sta- 
tions in heathen lands he was deeply impressed, but 
apparently unaffected as to his life plans. Returning 
by way of England he spent a Sunday in London, and 
seeing an announcement that Dr. Torrey was to 
preach in one of the great public halls, went to hear 
him. The main impression of the service does not 
appear to have been in the sermon, but in a message 
in song by a young lady who, with great feeling, sang 
the familiar hymn, "I surrender All." That hour 
marked a life crisis, and returning, he determined to 
become a foreign missionary and to give his life to 
that most difficult field of work among the Moham- 
medans. Several years later, while studying the Ara- 
bic language in Egypt preparatory to service, he was 
seized with sudden fever and passed on to his reward. 

It is scarcely necessary to inquire how this deep, 
spiritual experience affected the use of this young 
man's possessions. His interest was immediately ex- 
tended to a number of the most vital spiritual move- 
ments, to which he gave of his effort, counsel, and 
open-handed bounty. Following his death the open- 
ing of his will revealed a testamentary document so 
remarkable in character that it has become historic. 
Practically the entire fortune, amounting to more 
than one million dollars, was bequeathed to a number 
of missionary, evangelistic, and Bible-training move- 
ments, showing a depth of discernment and breadth 
of spiritual outlook unexampled in a man only 
twenty-five years of age. 

Other men of the new generation are catching this 
vision of the stewardship of life, and are finding a 

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REPORT OF THE PASTOR OF ALLENTOWN 
BRETHREN CHURCH 

Many months have elapsed since a resume of the 
work at this place and the activities of the pastor 
appeared in the column of the Herald, therefore we 
submit the following news items. God has been gra- 
cious unto us here for which we give Him all the 
glory. So much has happened that it will be possible 
to give only the high lights. 

Last summer it was our privilege to conduct one of 
our most successful D. V. B. S. sessions. When things 
looked very discouraging, God provided helpers and 
necessary equipment and a splendid group of eager 
pupils. Our school is attracting considerable atten- 



new purpose which lifts the life above the plane of 
self-indulgence, and the sordid business of mere 
money-getting to relate it to a divine plan for bles- 
sing mankind. 

Some years ago a young fellow brought up in one 
of the ritualistic churches where his heart-yearning 
remained unsatisfied, stepped into a noon-day prayer 
meeting for business men held in the basement of 
one of New York's downtown churches. Here he re- 
ceived the vision of a life yielded in complete sub- 
jection to the will of Christ. The experience came 
at a stage when, after years of struggle against ad- 
verse circumstances, he had become successfully es- 
tablished in business, and the whole life perspective 
underwent an immediate change. The spirit and re- 
lations of the home felt a powerful new impulse; 
latent gifts for organization, soul-winning, and other 
forms of Christian service were discovered and 
brought into use. Finally a considerable and rapidly 
accumulating fortune was brought under Christ's 
sway until today, through its ministry, he is aiding in 
the support of a score of spiritual interests extending 
around the world. 

True Stewardship 
These are but typical examples of modest, self-ef- 
facing stewardship which comprehends the entire 
life rather than the mere tithing of the income, 
which in itself can hardly be regarded as a spiritually 
stimulating or soul-enlarging process. 

It is perfectly clear, according to all spiritual stand- 
ards, that servants of Christ, such as Luther, Wesley, 
Carey, Livingston, Spurgeon, and Moody, in giving 
themselves, made an offering to Christ far more cost- 
ly and precious than the most princely endowment 
of any multi-millionaire. The real standard of value 
in the spiritual realm is the surrendered will. When 
this surrender has been made, then the dedication of 
time, ability, and possessions follows as naturally as 
night follows day. Money which is not thus dedicated 
has small purchasing power in the spiritual sphere, 
while no limit may be placed on the potentiality of a 
life even moderately endowed but completely under 
the sway of the Divine Spirit. 

It is true that stewardship of money involves one 
of the most decisive tests of Christian character; but 
the stewardship of life is not alone the most vital, it 
is the all-inclusive test. 

In the din of self-interest and materialism, which 
so largely characterizes the spirit of the present age, 
it is to be feared there are but few who bear the ac- 
cents of the voice of God. Yet to that devoted com- 
pany of humble, inquiring disciples who tarry at the 
secret place for the full disclosure of His deepest 
thought and will, there comes the holy strain, as of 
an ancient hymn, the words, "Not yours, but you." 



tion in the community due to its reputation of teach- 
ing the Word of God and absence of unscriptural 
material. 

The fall work began very encouragingly. Our Rally 
Day and communion were observed early and proved 
very profitable. Classes are well organized and the 
teachers are consecrated. In a community such as 
Allentown, where evangelism is not stressed BUT 
confirmation is the regular order, we feel God is 
answering prayer in sending us people who are eager- 
ly seeking to know the truth about conversion and a 
definite experience. Included in our fall program was 
a definite educational missionary teaching, which 
resulted in a greater appreciation of our relationship 
to mission churches. The climax came when the 
church gave over $500.00 to Home Missions. 

For the Christmas program, the W. M C. sponsored 
a large gift box for one of the needy families of the 
church. This proved to be a double blessing. It blessed 
the needy family and also the hearts of the donors. 
The young people presented an interesting Christmas 
Pageant entitled "The Inn of Bethlehem." 

We do want to report two revival and evangelistic 
meetings in which the writer had a share. The first 
one was with the Ellet, Ohio Brethren where Rev. R. 
E. Gingrich is the pastor. The first two weeks in Nov- 
ember saw these two brothers engaged in a BRETH- 
REN revival. God wonderfully blessed our efforts. 
The church was well prepared for the meeting. Where 
the pastor is a soul seeker and where he conducts a 
perennial revival and evangelistic program, it is no 
wonder that large numbers do not come to the Lord 
in a revival effort. However, God did use us to His 
glory in this respect. The fellowship of the Ellet 
Brethren was unsurpassed. Each day and night the 
people tried to outdo the previous attempt. We shall 
never forget those days. Our home, naturally, was 
with our brother Raymond. 

The more we see of the sin and apostasy in the pro- 
fessing church, the more we would encourage a con- 
tinual gleaning of the unsaved within our field. In 
spite of defense industries, war, and the increased 
apostasy on the part of some, the meetings were well 
attended. We do want to thank these kind people for 
the large love offeing given the evangelist and the 
special gift to Mrs. Gingrich, who was at the same 
time recovering in the hospital from a major oper- 
ation. God gave us signal victory in the Ellet revival 
for which we give Him the glory. 

NOW we will give a resume of the recent revival 
and evangelistic meetings conducted in our local 
church with Rev. R E. Gingrich assisting. Much pre- 
paration, through prayer and otherwise, was made 
for these meetings. We, too, endeavor to keep the 
field pretty well gleaned for Allentown. We can't say 
too much for the high type of spiritual, Biblical and 
challenging messages which the evangelist gave night 
after night. It was a pleasure to have the evangelist 
in our home for the two weeks. Over the last Sunday 
another brother visited us so you can guess what a 
Brethren affair this turned out to be. The Sunday 
services were very well attended but the week night 
crowds were comparatively small. The results of the 
meetings may be enumerated as follows: fifteen came 
forward for decisions which included one to be re- 
ceived into the church by reenstatement. The first 
Sunday there were many to reconsecrate themselves 
to a closer walk with their Lord. Some splendid 
homes were contacted, which we feel will become in- 
terested in our church. Already six have been baptized 
and received into the church, making a total receiv- 
ed into the church during the meetings of seven. 
Much teaching on baptism, etc., must be given, not 
only to the children but to the parents, before con- 
sent can be secured for baptism. Our people are prais- 
ing God for His goodness manifested toward us in 
tne past year. J. L. Gingrich, Pastor. 



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Editorials by Professor Homer !_ 

"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY" 

The occasion that prompted this request on the 
part of one of the disciples is most significant. When 
Jesus had ceased, "as He was praying in a certain 
place," one of them said, "Lord, teach us to pray." 
What a privilege to have seen Jesus pray! Did they 
hear the words of His prayer? Or did they simply be- 
hold His demeanor as He prayed? When Jesus prayed 
on the Mount of Transfiguration the very "fashion of 
His countenance was altered." Did something like 
this take place as He prayed on this occasion? We 
are not told. But, at any rate, there was something 
about His praying that made the disciples feel a 
great need. It is always thus. The closer we get to 
Christ, the more we realize His presence, the more 
we feel our own insufficiency. There is nothing com- 
parable to a vision of Christ to make men see their 
own weakness and failure. 

It is interesting to note in the matter of this re- 
quest that it was not to be taught how to pray, 
though this idea is not altogether to be excluded, but 
to be taught to pray. In part at least these disciples 
knew how to pray. They had the examples of the 
prophets and men of God in Old Testament times. 
Jesus Himself had already taught them much con- 
cerning the manner of prayer. He had shown them 
HOW. But they felt that they needed to do the thing 
they already knew. It is true with most believers that 
they know far more than they do. The land is all be- 
fore them but so little of it is possessed. We need to 
practice the truth already made clear to us. Most 
Christians know how to pray. But how few there are 
who with real diligence and earnestness engage in a 
prayer ministry! Too many thin°s are allowed to 
crowd into their lives to keep them from their knees. 
The ministry of intercession promises so much, it so 
enriches the soul, and brings such far-reaching re- 
sults in the Lord's work that we need to utter again 
with profound conviction of our great lack the re- 
quest of the disciples of long ago, "LORD, TEACH US 
TO PRAY." 



SEMINARY DAY OF PRAYER 

Thursday, January 28th, was the annual Day of 
Prayer at the Seminary. This day has always been a 
high day in the Seminary life. It proved to be no dif- 
ferent this year. No classes were scheduled for this 
day. The entire day and evening were devoted to con- 
fession, prayer and praise. Three sessions were held. 
The morning session was a season of heart-searching 
and confession. It was introduced by a devotional 
message from the Word of God by Rev. Russell D. 
Barnard, pastor of the First Brethren Church of Day- 
ton. Ohio, who was present to speak at each session 
during the day. He spoke from the book of Malachi. 
The message brought conviction to many hearts and 
following this meditation a holy hush fell upon the 
assembly and a cleansing of heart took place. 

The rest of the day was spent in meditation upon 
the Word. (Rev. Barnard speaking also in the after- 
noon and evening) praise, prayer and petition. At the 




A. Kent — Winona Lake, Ind. 



dinner hour in the evening a pot-luck fellowship 
supper was enjoyed by all in the Seminary building. 
There were eighty-five present for this occasion, in- 
cluding faculty, students and their families. The day 
closed with an inspirational service following the 
evening meal. Only eternity will reveal the full effect 
of such a day as this. 



PASTOR BARNARD'S MINISTRY 

As noted in the preceding article, Brother Barnard 
was at the Seminary for the annual Day of Prayer. 
He was also present to speak to the school Tuesday, 
Wednesday and Friday of the same week. He spoke 
each day at the chapel period and Wednesday at the 
Prayer Meeting. He also addressed the class in Prac- 
tical Theology Wednesday morning and allowed the 
students to cress-question him on practical pastoral 
problems. Be it said that Brother Barnard's ministy 
during this memorable week was deeply appreciated 
by both students and faculty. It is always refreshing 
and helpful to have men in the active pastorate who 
know pastoral problems and have the pastor's heart 
come to share this ministry with the school. Brother 
Barnard showed himself an efficient minister as he 
was among us. This week of prayer and special min- 
istry in the Word of God provided an excellent be- 
ginning for the second semester of the seminary 
year. 

SPECIAL LECTURES BY DR. HAROLD 
C. MASON 

During the seminary week beginning February 2nd, 
it was the privilege of the seminary to have had as 
its special lecturer Dr. Harold C. Mason, pastor of the 
Free Methodist Church of Winona Lake. He gave a 
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from the viewpoint of a Christian. Dr. Mason has 
specialized in the field of philosophy and was thus 
able to give a most illuminating and practical back- 
ground for a further study of this subject which is 
being undertaken this semester under the direction 
of Professor Aeby. Dr. Mason, in a most interesting 
and satisfying manner, showed how the Christian 
has the only true philosophy of life. Mere human 
philosophy apart from God's revelation is a groping 
in the dark. He demonstrated the "adequacy" of the 
Christian revelation. 

Dr. Mason's four subjects were: (1) Introduction 
and Historical Background to Occidental Thought, 
(2) Modern Philosophical Systems, (3) A Christian 
Metaphysics, and (4) A Christian Epistemology. 




John M. Aeby 



PROFESSOR AEBY'S VARIED MINISTRIES 

During the first semester Professor Aeby has de- 
livered messages at several special conferences and 
services. On Sunday and Monday, October 25 and 26, 
he was the principal speak-"- 
at the three sessions of the 
Adams County Sunday School 
Convention. The first of these, 
a teachers' and officers' session, 
was held the afternoon of the 
25th in the First Baptist 
Church of Decatur, Indiana. 
That evening a great mass 
meeting was held in the Men- 
nonite Church of Berne with 
approximately a thousand per- 
sons present. The closing ser- 
vice, a fellowship banquet and 
young people's hour, was held 
on Monday evening in the 
United Brethren Church in 
Geneva, Indiana. 

From Friday through Sunday, November 6 to 8, he 
spoke at a victorious life Bible conference at the 
Grace Brethren Church of Flora, Indiana, where 
Brother Don Bartlett is pastor. The following Friday 
evening, November 13, he delivered the inspirational 
message at the Central District Rally of the Breth- 
ren Christian Endeavor Societies at the First Breth- 
ren Church of Peru, Indiana, where Brother Robert 
Ashman, National C. E. President, is the pastor. 

During the Thanksgiving vacation, November 22 
through 29, he worked with Brother Harold Mayer, a 
senior in the seminary who is also pastor of the 
Juniata Brethren Church in Juniata, Altoona, Penn- 
sylvania, in Victory Revival Campaign. The next 
Sunday, December 6, he ministered at our Brethren 
churches in Dayton, Ohio. In the morning he spoke 
at the North Riverdale Church and in the First 
Church, where Brother Norman Uphouse and Brother 
R. D. Barnard are pastors respectively. 

At the New Year's Eve "Watch Service" at the First 
Brethren Church of Fort Wayne, it was his privilege 
to bring the devotional message. Brother Keith Altig, 
also a senior at the seminary, is the pastor of this 
church. On January 24 he supplied the pulpit of the 
31st Street Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. 
This church, pastored by Brother R. D. McCarthy, a 
graduate of Moody Bible Institute, is one of the out- 
standing testimonies of the city, sponsoring a vigor- 
ous Bible-teaching ministry and conference program. 
Three souls made decisions for Christ on this occa- 
sion. 

On Monday evening, February 15, he preached the 
opening sermon of the revival campaign at the First 
Baptist Church of Warsaw, Indiana, at the request 
of the pastor, A. W. Littrell, since the evangelist was 
unable to be present for the first evening. This varied 
ministry has been a source of much blessing to Pro- 
fessor Aeby himself, according to his own testimony. 



PROFESSOR HOYT'S SPEAKING 

ENGAGEMENTS 

During this school year, Professor Hoyt has filled 
the pulpit of the Baptist church at Kewanna, In- 
diana, four times, twice in October and again in Jan- 
uary and February. On November 22, it was his 
privilege to be the special speaker at the thank off- 
ering services held in the Glade 
Run United Presbyterian Church 
of Cooperstown, Pa., of which Rev. 
Eugene Allen, a former student of 
Grace Seminary and a recent 
graduate, is the pastor. During the 
week which followed he was the 
conference speaker for the Baptist 
Church at Evans City, Pa., and 
the special speaker for the Bible 
conference held monthly by the 
Independent Baptist Churches of 
Western Pennsylvania. During the 
week end of December 11-13, the 
West Tenth Street Brethren 
Church in Ashland, Ohio used 
his services. The final week of 
December was spent in speaking over the radio sta- 
tion W M B I , which is the voice of the Moody Bible 
Institute, Chicago. He also spoke at the special 
services held in connection with the seminary offer- 
ing in the Grace Brethren Church of Sharpsville, 
Indiana, and Osceola. Indiana. 




Herman A. Hoyt 



PROFESSOR KENT'S MINISTRY 
IN THE CHURCHES 

From time to time, as opportunity has presented 
itself, Professor Homer A. Kent has ministered the 
Word in a number of churches since the opening of 
the school year. Having been a pastor during the 
major part of his ministry, it is with great joy that 
he often has this privilege of associating with various 
congregations of God's people. This privilege serves 
to remind hi mof many of the happy experiences 
that were his as a pastor. 

Almost every Sunday since the opening of school 
he has preached in the Palestine. Indiana Christian 
Church. At this place he has enjoyed the utmost 
freedom indeclaring "the whole council of God" to a 
people who love the Word of God. In addition to this 
he has ministered in the Friends Church of New 
London, Indiana, the Presbysterian Church of Wi- 
nona Lake, the Free Methodist Church of Winona 
Lake, and also earlier in the school year to the new- 
Grace group at Huntington. Indiana. Solon W. Hovt 
is now the student pastor of this group and an ac- 
count of his work will appear in another part of this 
issue. 



HOW ABOUT IT? 

Cease meddling with God's plans and will. Touch 
anything of His and you mar the work. You may move 
the hands of a clock to suit you, but you do not 
change the time; you may hurry the unfolding of 
God's will, but you harm and o'o not help His work. 
You can open a rosebud, but you spoil the flower . . 
Leave all this to Him. "Not my will, but thine, be 
done." — Stephen Merritt. 



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"Our civilization cannot sur- 
vive materially unless it is re- 
deemed spiritually." — Woodrow 
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DR. McCLAIN'S BOOKLET 

Dr. McClain's many friends will be glad to learn 
that the third edition of his booklet, "Daniel's Pro- 
phecy of the Seventy Weeks," is just off the press. 
It is being published by the Zondervan Publishing- 
House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new edition has 
a very attractive cover at the bottom of which ap- 
pears the name of the author who is designated as 
"President of Grace Theological Seminary, Winona 
Lake, Indiana." We are happy that this splendid 
work of Dr. McClain is receiving such a wide circula- 
tion. Furthermore, we are glad for the publicity 
which this latest edition gives to the seminary. Cop- 
ies of the booklet may be obtained through the Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald Company at Fort Wayne, 
Indiana. This work deserves to be studied by all 
students of the prophetic Word. 



MISSIONARY SLIDES AT SEMINARY 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Brethren Church 
has made available for pastors and organizations of 
the church several sets of lantern slides depicting 
Brethren mission work in Africa and South America. 
Rev. Orville Jobson and Rev. Clarence Sickel have 
cooperated in making these slides possible. There are 
five sets of slides featuring different aspects of the 
work in Africa and two sets on South America. In 
conection with the sets there are brief type-written 
descriptions of each slide so that they may be readily 
understood. The five African sets have the following 
titles: 

1. Opening the First Station of the Oubangui-Chari 

Mission. (59 slides i 

2. Building a Mission Station (40 slides) 

3. Travel in Africa— 1918-1935 (40 slides I 

4. Village Scenes in Africa (38 slides) 

5. Chapel, Church, School and Hospital (47 slides) 
While there are only two sets en South America 

there are about 175 slides in the group which very 
adequately describe the field and work in the Ar- 
gentine. Most of them are colored. 

Profesor Kent, of the Seminary, is in charge of 
these slides. Those desiring the use of ony of them 
may write to him and he will be glad to send the 
slides desired. When sending for slides be sure to in- 
dicate plainly which slides are wanted and when. 



AN INTERESTING SERIES OF SERMONS 

Instruction in the art of preaching is one of the 
prominent features of the seminary program. Dur- 
ing the time each student is in school he preaches 
several sermons before the faculty and student body. 
Each sermon is of a different type. At present trie 
Junior class is presenting a most interesting series 
of topical sermons. Because of their suggestive value 
we feel led to present their titles here as follows: 
"What God Means to Me," "What Christ Means to 
Me." "What the Holy Spirit Means to Me," "What the 
Bible Means to Me," "What Salvation Means to Me," 
"What the Church Means to Me," "What Prayer 
Means to Me." "What the Gospel Means to Me," "What 
Evangelism Means to Me," "What God's Call Means 
to Me," "What a Human Soul Means to Me," "What 
Hell Means to Me," "What Heaven Means to Me," 
"What Foreign Missions Mean to Me," "What Chris- 
tian Victory Means to Me," "What Stewardship 
Means, to Me," "What Christian Assurance Means to 
Me," and "What Medical Missions Mean to Me." 

Following these sermons there will be a series of 
expository sermons by the Middler Class, on certain 
of the parables. They are: "The Parable of the 
Sower," "The Parable of the Wheat and Tares," "The 
Parable of the Mustard Seed," "The Parable of the 
Leaven," "The Parable of the Hid Treasure," "The 
Parable of the Pearl," and "The Parable of the 
Dragnet." 



Student Afeivd, fliiejjl 

By Harold O. Mayer 

The Seminary student body was pleasantly sur- 
prised at the recent announcement of the marriage 
of two of its members, Miss Violet Delrose Mingle, 
daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. A. D. Mingle of 
«c- Rearing Spring, Pa., 
m- and Jack Lee Shaf 
fer, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl H. Shaffer of Canton, Ohio. The single- 
ring ceremony was performed at Ligonier, Indiana, 
on the 13th of November, by the Rev. John Shell, pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church of that city. 
Mrs. Shafer is a senior in the Christian Education 
Course, while Mr. Shaffer is a middler in the pastor's 
course. 




NEW ARRIVALS 

The first semester of the school year was a most 
eventful one. Three new prospective Seminary stu- 
dents have made their arrival. In order of appearance 
they are: Robert Wayne Hare born October 22 to 
Don and Helen Hare of the Immanuel Baptist church, 
Akron, Ohio. Don is a senior student. Marilyn Grace 
Weyhe born December 14 to Irwin and Irene Weyhe 
of the Bremen Baptist Church, Indiana. Irwin is also 
a senior. Douglas Paxton Horney born December 15 
to Sam and Beth Horney of the First Brethren 
Church, Whittier, California. Sam is a junior. 



LOSSES AND GAINS 

It was necesasry for three of our students to leave 
school during the first semester. George Dworshak 
of the Second Brethren Church, Los Angeles, Calif., 
was inducted into the army early in the school year. 
Sidney Irwin of the First Presbyterian Church, Wich- 
ita, Kans., had to leave school due to illness. And Dor- 
othy Hay of the First Brethren Church, LaVerne, 
Calif, was called home at the end of the first sem- 
ester because of the illness of her fiance. 

Two new students have entered at the mid-term to 
fill our ranks, however: Leon Myers of the First 
Brethren Church, Washington. D. C; and Patrick 
Henry of the Hinter Memorial Baptist Church, Mobile, 
Ala. Both of these men come from Bob Jones College. 
Thus we are looking forward to a continued year of 
blessing and fellowship should our Lord tarry. 



MORE WEDDING BELLS 

Wedding bells will ring for Miss Dorothy Wolf, of 
South Gate, Calif., a junior, and Wayne Beaver, of 
Akron, Ohio, who is a senior. The question is, When? 
Persistent rumors have also been circulating con- 
cerning Miss Mabel Crawford! Who knows the 
truth? At any rate we know that Miss Crawford spent 
a most enjoyable holiday season in California, her 
first Christmas at home in fifteen years. 



GOSPEL TEAMS 

Due to the transportation problem not as many 
gospel teams as usual have been able to go out to 
represent the school. However, teams have minister- 
ed in the following places: Sharpsville. Ind. Brethren 
Church, Milroy Community Church, Ind., Bethel 
Brethren Church, Osceola, Ind. First Brethren 
Church, Fort Wayne. Ind.. First Brethren Church, 
Peru, Ind., and the First Christian Church, Palestine, 
Ind. 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 

"God fulfills prophecy as written and not as in- 
terpreted by the speculations of men." 



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By Robert D. Culver 

We have just been thinking much of the birth of 
Jesus. We have seen how God himself in the person 
of the second of the God-head came down from 
heaven to earth and was born of a Jewish maiden in 
a manger of old Bethlehem of Judea. We have heard 
again the strains of the angels' song; we have listen- 
ed again as the angel spoke to the shepherds; we 
have watched the adoration of the magi for the holy 
Babe. We have, indeed, sensed anew the unusualness 
of the birth of Jesus. Now, at length, the question 
must rise in the minds of thoughtful people, Why did 
He come? What was the purpose of the Father in 



A STUDENT MINISTRY AT 
HUNTINGTON, IND. 

Greetings in Jesus' Name! We of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church of Huntington, Indiana say 'hello' to all 
the Brethren for the first time through this paper. 

For approximately one year this group of Brethren 
has been meeting each Friday for Bible study. The 
professors of Grace Theological Seminary have been 
very kind in alternating to come and teach us. We 
have had, therefore, the very finest of teaching, but 
no place to meet on Sundays. Since we met in the 
public library it seemed almost impossible for us to 
meet on the Lord's day. Through the understanding 
leadership of the Seminary faculty we were led to 
realize that what we needed was Sunday worship and 
this should be under the leadership of some regular 
man in order that the work might grow. A student 
was soon sent to take over this work and nourish it 
along. I am thankful to be the one whom the Lord 
has counted worthy to minister in Huntington. 

We continued three weeks as a Bible class. During 
this time we were looking for a place of worship. The 
Lord heard our prayers and the fourth week we held 
our first meeting in our new church, the former 
Greyhound Bus Depot. The place was a picture of our 
righteousnesses, but the cleansing swept over that 
place until now it looks quite presentable. A piano 
was given to us, chairs were loaned to us. We bought 
a stove and curtains, painted the entire walls and 
ceiling, and painted an electric sign for the front. 
Our attendance is usually elevn or twelve which is 
100 per cent attendance. We have organized our 
church and Sunday School and are endeavoring to be 
used of the Lord in a real way in this city of about 
20,000. The city is predominantly Catholic with 
scarcely any true testimony for Christ. 



sending his Only Begotten Son into the world as a 
man? The same Bible which tells the story of the na- 
tivity also gives the reason for it. Let us thoughtfully 
and reverently consider the question, Why? 

He came in order to reveal to all men of all ages 
what a perfect man is like. So universal is sin among 
men; we are all so conscious of the fact that we are 
erring creatures, that we have come to think that to 
be human is to be imperfect and sinful. But, since 
Jesus came, the whole world can know that to be 
human is not necessarily to be sinful, for Jesus lived 
without sin, error, or mistake of any kind. He demon- 
strated completely what a perfect man is. His chal- 
lenge to the Pharisees is unmet still, "Which of you 
ccnvicteth me of sin?" Not only morally and spirit- 
ually, but also physically and socially, Jesus is and 
shall always be the living example of what a perfect 
man is like. 

Yes, Jesus came to present the true manhood, but 
just as truly, he came to show what God is like. He 
came to provide a sufficient revelation of God in a 
form that man can see. The scripture says, "No man 
hath seen God at any time" (John 1:18). Then the 
same passage goes on to add, "The only begotten Son 
who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared 
him." Jesus was asked one day by his apostle, Philip, 
"Show us the Father and it sufficeth us." Jesus re- 
sponded, "He that hath seen me hath seen the 
Father." When God came down to earth and became 
a real man, then men could watch that man and 
learn from him what God is like. Watch Jesus heal 
the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and kiss 
the children as he holds them fondly in his arms. 
Don't forget to look also when he casts the money- 
changers out of the temple and as he condemns the 
Pharisees for their hypocrisy, and you have an exact 
representation of what Christ's Father is like. To give 
that picture, the Son of God came. 

The birth of Jesus not only makes it possible for 
man to have an experience of what God is like, but 
also makes it possible for God to know by experience 
what humanity is. There is only one way to have ex- 
perience, and that is to have it! One cannot obtain 
experience of African weather by reading books on 
Africa Neither could God obtain actual experience 
of man's weaknesses, temptation, and frailty, except 
by becoming a man himself. This God did in Jesus 
Christ. Some day each of us shall appear before God 
to give account of the deeds done in the flesh. It is 
no small comfort to know that the one who is to 
judge and reward is as wholly and entirely man as 
God. Thus we read in John 5:27, "He (the Father) 
gave him (the Son) authority to execute judgment, 
because he is a son of man." 

A fourth reason why Jesus, the Son of God. came 
was to make possible the death of God for sinners. 
Only God himself is great enough to carry away the 
infinite guilt of sin upon the human race. Yet God 
can not die. else he would not be God. for God is 
life itself. Death is the only way to satisfy the judg- 
ment upon sinners, vet, God could not, as God, die to 
atone for the sins of men. But his own divine love 
contrived a way for God to die for sinners. It was the 
wav of Bethlehem and Calvary. O blessed incompre- 
hensible mvstery, God became a man. 1 Timothy ? 
5-6 "For there is one God, and one mediator between 
God and man. himself a man. Jesus Christ, who gav° 
himself for all." It was the birth of God the Son as 
the babe of Bethlehem that made possible the aton°- 
ment for sin at Calvary. 

Of definite importance to you and to me is the 
fifth reason why Jesus came into the world. He came 
to share his own eternal life with sinful men. S^id 
Jesus to the Samaritan woman. John 4:14. "Whoso- 
ever drinketh of the water that I shall give him sh^U 
become in him a well of water SDringing up unto 
eternal life." John 6:51, "I am the living bread which 
came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




2uahe>i4, y ^ithiwcf Ptaiect Piaael Qad^l liauntu 



By Daisy D. Barshney 

The third planting of wheat in a six-year experi- 
ment, sponsored by the Friends Church and the Hay- 
den Flour Mills on a plot of ground owned by Henry 
Ford in the village of Tecumseh, is demonstating the 
fact of God's bountifulness. 

"To prove that God's blessings follow where God's 
rules are obeyed" is the purpose of this unique de- 
monstration, according to Jerry M. Hayden, enter- 
prising Quaker miller and president of the 107-year- 
old Hayden mills. 

He Urged Faithful Lives 

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a kernel of 
wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone; 
but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (John 12: 
24). 

The preacher emphasized that one of the great 
needs of today is for men, like kernels of wheat, to 
lose themselves in serving others so completely that 
their lives may be supremely fruitful. 

Inspired by this sermon, the Quaker miller decided 
that men today want proof that the teachings of 
Jesus are practical. 

So he planned a project to prove that true and 
lasting prosperity comes only to the completely un- 
selfish, that great blessings come to those who tithe. 

It was wheat planting time. This was the plan: 
plant one cubic inch of wheat, give one-tenth of the 
increase to the church, and replant the remainder; 
harvest, tithe and replant eash year for six years. 

Yield 100 Bushels Per Acre 

So on Sept. 26, 1940, Mr. Hayden planted by hand 
one cubic inch — 360 kernels — of Bald Rock red wheat 
in a tiny plot four by eight feet. 

He says "this was undoubtedly the nation's small- 
est wheat field, but its yield was probably the best 
in the entire country — an average of 100 bushels per 
acre." 

The plant was cut with a sickle in July 1941. Mrs. 
Hayden clipped off the grain heads with her shears 
and put them into a cloth flour sack to dry. 

Then the grain was threshed with a carpet beater, 
spread out on the kitchen table and the chaff blown 
out by combined family lung power. 

There were 18,000 plump kernals — 50 cubic inches. 
The tithe was taken out and the remaining 16,200 
kernels (45 cubic inches) were planted. 

And dynamic kernels they were. This second crop 
v/as harvested with old time crades on July 4, 1942, 
and threshed in a special "plot threshes" at Michi- 
gan State College on August 14. 



Cookies for Meeting 

It yielded 70 pounds. In two years the original 
cubic inch of wheat had increased 2,500-fold. 

This year the tithe was given to the Cleveland 
Bible College. The seven pounds were ground in a 
grocer's coffee mill and made into cookies to serve to 
the delegates at the yearly meeting of Ohio Friends 
at Damascus, Ohio, in late August. 

On Sept. 26, the remaining 63 pounds — 881,499 ker- 
nels — were planted. 

Sam L. Rice of Metamora, Ohio (a tither for many 
years) drove the horses on the drill. Mr. Rice is pres- 
ident of the National Grain Dealers Association. 

Lee O. Bracy of Monroe, Mich., president of the 
Michigan Millars Association; Malton Faulring, pres- 
ident of the Toledo, Ohio, Board of Trade, and Char- 
les Milke, manager of the Michigan Bakers Associa- 
tion at Detroit, took turns at the planting. Rev. Ed- 
ward Eslolme, Friends' pastor, spoke briefly on the 
project. 

This tithing project has attracted wide interest. 
Attending this third planting were farmers, millers, 
teachers, preachers, bakers, grocers, bankers, county 
officers, nutrition specialist, housewives, newspaper- 
men, photographers, consumers, school children. 

And the end is not yet. There will be three more 
yearly plantings. 

With fair increase it is estimated that three sec- 
tions of land (1,920 acres) may be required for the 
final crop and that the sixth harvest may reach re- 
cord proportions. 

And these thousands of bushels of "dynamic ker- 
nels" may help to feed hungry millions as they 
struggle to reconstruct a war-ravaged world. 



Why Did Jesus Come? 



Continued from page 11§ 



bread, he shall live forever: yea, and the bread which 
I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world." He 
came to share, he did share, and does now share, his 
own eternal life with mortal sinful men. 

Why did Jesus come? He came to reveal what a 
perfect man is like; to reveal to men the eternal God 
in a form that they could see; he came to give God a 
real experience of hunmanity; to die for the sin of 
the world; and, to share his own everlasting life 
with sinful men. 

Have you yet permitted yourself to receive the 
benefits of the birth in Bethlehem? Have you yet 
drunk of the water of life provided for you in Jesus? 
Have you yet placed your sins upon the infinite Son 
of God at Calvary? If not, why not do it now? 



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FEBRUARY 2 7, 1 9 4 3 




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Books reviewed In this column 
ian standard, although there may be 
not agree or, of which we cannot approve. 

Books reviewed here may be procured from The Brethren Missionary 
Herald Co., 3326 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

IN THE TIME OF SORROW, by William Jones Bonner 

140 pages. Cloth binding, $1.00. Order from The 
Brtehren Missionary Herald Co. 

This is a book of special help to ministers as it is 
a funeral manual. It has three sections. The first 
section deals with commital services for various 
types of funerals. It also contains a compilation of 
appropriate scriptures to be used, as well as sermon 
suggestions, for funeral services. The second section 
is full of suggestive illustrations based on scripture 
portions. The third part contains many comforting 
poems. This book will save many hours of searching 
for material for funerals, which come so many times 
when the minister is in need of time. — L. P. 
SONGBIRD OF THE SIERRAS, by Basil Miller 

178 pages, published by Zondervan Publishing 
House. Cloth binding, $1.00. Order from The Brethren 
Missionary Herald Publishing Co. 

Here is a "thriller" type of Christian fiction. This 
book, though definitely written with a Christian 
emphasis, contains exciting scenes with Nazi and 
Japanese spies and F. B. I. agents, as well as gun- 
fights and robberies. — L. P. 

SERMON OUTLINES AND ILLUSTRATIONS, by 

Theodore W. Engstrom. 

168 pages. Zondervan, publishers. Cloth bound, 
$1.00. Order from The Brethren Missionary Herald 
Co. 

A book that will aid those in Christian service. 
Many times just a little outline or illustration helps 
those who are pressed for time or when a certain 
subject is in mind and a starter is needed. This book 
provides seventy-five sermon outlines and one hun- 
dred and twenty illustrations. The outlines are in- 
dexed by text in chronological order dealing with 
seventy-five different portions of scripture. — L. P. 

You yill want several books written by Grace Liv- 
ingston Hill. Thev are suitable for gifts, awards and 
sunshine boxes. These cost $.10 each, are from 30 to 
65 pages long, and can be procured from The Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald Co. The names of several are 
The Strange God, The Divided Battle, The Lost Mes- 
sage, The Minister's Son, The Old Guard, and Hand- 
maid of the Lord. — L. P. 



MILLSTONES VS. RUBIES 

A man who had in his possession a precious ruby 
said to his friends, "Come down to my mill and I will 
show you two very ordinary stones that bring in a bet- 
ter income than the ruby." He showed to them two 
millstones, ugly and unattractive, but that brought in 
day by day a regular profit. So do the millstones of 
the daily "grind" that we have every day bring us 
greater returns than the rare rubies of service for our 
GREAT LORD. 



WE LIVE IN AN AGE 

Which things that being lost in the woods is a 
new freedom. 

Which, having made a mess of civilization, petul- 
antly cries, "Why doesn't God do something?" 

Which, because it subtracts faith, multiplies fear. 

In which men demand education for their children, 
but decline discipline for themselves. 

When desire is deity and realization is futility. 

Which seeks to settle every problem by denying its 
existence — the reality of sin, for instance. 

Which puts the highest premium on knowledge, but 
when it gets it, it doesn't know what to do with it. 

Which seems to think it has robbed death of its 
sting by transforming the cemetery into a "memorial 
park." 

Which boasts of its unbelief instead of being 
ashamed. 

Which thinks a life daring which is only delirious. 

Which believes religious fakers and follows politi- 
cal quacks, but thinks itself too intelligent to accept 
the Word of God. 

In which youth boasts it is hard-boiled, when it is 
merely half-baked. 

Which prepares for everything, even for a "rainy 
dav" but fails to prepare for eternity. — W. H. Hough- 
ton. 



NOTHING BUT THE BEST 

If you can't be the pine on the top of the hill, 
Be a scrub in the valley, but be 
The best little scrub by the side of the rill; 
Be a bush if you can't be a tree. 

We can't all be captains, some have to be crew — 
There's something for all of us here. 
There's work to be done, and we've all got to do 
Our part in the way that's sincere. 

If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail, 
If you can't be a sun, be a star. 
For it isn't by size that you win or you fail — 
Be the best of whatever you are. 

— Unknown. 



Before our life can get depth into it, it must get 
God into it. for God is the only power that deepens 
lives. — Phillips Brooks. 



Some people in trying to have spiritual fruit become 
relieious nuts. — Selected. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



CHRISTIAN 




HOW OUR NATIONAL C. E. SPENDS 
OUR MONEY 

During the conference year 1941-1942 the following 
amounts were given through the National C. E. 
Union: $40.00 Home Missions which was used to pur- 
chase Hymn Books for the Hagerstown, Maryland 
Home Mission Church; $15.39 to Foreign Missions for 
Bible Coach work in South America; $85.55 was given 
for C. E. Promotional work which includes postage 
and misc. expense incidental to extending and pro- 
moting C. E. through the pages of the "Herald" and 
by mail; $40.00 to the work of the B. S. L. V.; for Jew- 
ish work the sum of $12.50 was given to the Los An- 
geles Mission to the Jews; and $25.65 to Claude Pear- 
son for Sailor Evangelism, making a total of $220.34 
for the year. 

We are asking Brethren Christian Endeavorers to 
give prayerful consideration to the goals submitted 
by your National C. E. Union and to compare the 
foregoing with the projects for 1942-1943 which we 
are pleased to present herewith: 

HOME MISSIONS— To be stressed during Septem- 
ber, October and November. Goal $100.00. Purchasing- 
hymn books and communion sets for mission church- 
es. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS— To be stressed during De- 
cember, January and February — Goal $450.00. Full 
support of our C. E. missionary, Rev. J. P. Kliever, in 
Africa. 

CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR PROMOTION— To be 
stressed during March, April and May. — Goal $350.00. 
Support of Christian Endeavor teachers in Brethren 
summer camps, Brethren Student Life Volunteers, C. 
E. promotional and extension work. 

SERVICEMEN EVANGELISM— To be stressed dur- 
ing June, July and August — Goal $100.00. Aid to 
Sailor Evangelism through the work of Rev. Claude 
Pearson. Aid to Brethren men in service through the 

JUNIOR C. E. PROJECT— Full support of Ann Ce- 
leste Kliever, our missionary baby in Africa — Goal 
$116.67. 

We believe every BRETHREN CHRISTIAN EN- 
DEAVORER will heartily agree that the projects sub- 
mitted by our National C. T. Union are worthy of our 
full support and that any failure to meet or to exceed 
the goals is due, at least in part, to our neglect as C. 
E. officers and workers to keep the projects and goals 
constantly before our local societies. Will you accept 
the challenge by making this the greatest year Breth- 
ren Christian Endeavor has ever seen? May our motto 
as Endeavors for Christ be, 'Always for Christ and 
His Church." 

Archie Parr, Treasurer. 
The Brethren National C. E. Union 



"Say Mister, Wanna Buy a Chance?" What for? 
"Oh, it's for a good cause all right!" Good cause or no 
good cause, Christian people ought to have nothing 
to do with this "chance business," whether it is with 
a deck of cards, pair of dice, punch board, bingo or 
what have you. A child of God does not have to de- 
pend on chance to get him through a world over 
which God is sovereign. BEWARE, as sure as you live, 
some day somebody will have the reaping of this 
"chance" spirit which is being cultivated and fos- 
tered by people who call themselves "Christian." What 
a harvest that will be. 



ENDEAVOR NEWS 



AN ENDEAVOR SOCIAL THAT CLICKS 

Dear Endeavorers: 

You do want your parties to be a success, and they 
can be. May I offer some suggestions for putting 
them over, or — in modern parlance — making them 
click. 

There are two parts to every social, prepartion and 
participation. The responsibility for the first part 
rests with the social committee, and if they have 
made adequate preparation, the second part will be 
a wholesome participation by those in attendance; 
and "we've had a grand time tonight" will be the 
concensus of opinion. On the contrary, however, you 
will discover also that the lack of preparation will 
bring undesirable results — or to use the present pop- 
ular phrase — they won't click. 

Four things might be suggested as helpful under 
preparation. Purpose. Prayer. Plan. Performance. 

The PURPOSE of all our social life should be char- 
acter development. Christian young people more than 
any other group should have a well planned social 
life, and our social committees have a great privilege, 
as well as an important obligation, to plan carefully 
and prayerfully, always bearing in mind that whole- 
some fun is essential to a well rounded personality. 
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." And 
Jill, too. needs the same kind of tonic. 

For your PRAYER-ful consideration as you prepare 
for your socials may I call your attention to Colos- 
sians 3:17, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, 
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks 
to God and the Father by him." 

The PLAN-ning. Plan early, thus giving time to 
adapt suggestions to groups and occasions as the 
need arises. It is advisable to have a theme and build 
your program around that. There are special days 
like Valentine and St. Patrick's day. Don't stop with 
these, introduce others, why not a back-ward party; 
a wrong- way party; or a military party, in these days 
when we are military minded? 

There are many sources from which you may 
gather material. It is a good idea to have a scrap 
book or a file for suggestions you find in papers and 
magazines, or for those given you orally, or by 
radio. Be sure to make your plans to include both ac- 
tive and quiet games. Contests are fun. Plan for some 
of the group to participate while others watch the 
proceedings to cheer and encourage the participants 
on to victory. 

As you plan, make a note of the materials you will 
need, have them assembled ready for use, to avoid 
last minute rushes which too often result in some 
things forgotten. Always have more material than 
you think you will need. You may want to use less 
time on some games than you had originally planned. 

Do you plan for a devotional time and hymn song- 
fest at the close of your fun-time? Try it. 

PERFORMANCE. By the Social Committee: This is 
your time to put over the program you have planned 
to the group assembled, and this is no small part of 
your task. You must be able to give instructions 
clearly, concisely, to know just when it is time to 
change a game. Some groups tire more quickly of a 
game than do others. A good social leader will change 
before a game gets tiresome. 

I hope to be CE-ing your socials better than ever. 
Lena Marie Kortemeier, 
Social Department Chairman, 
Brethren Nat'l C. E. Union. 



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FEBRUARY 2 7, 1943 




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By R. D. Crees 



Not three cheers for our soldiers, not three cheers 
for the church, not three cheers for the Bible. I have 
three cheers for you, my friend! The three cheers 
are not mine. Christ wants to give them to you. 
There is much suffering and sadness in this old 
world. Man's life is one continual struggle against 
poverty and disease. Nothing is needed more than a 
message to cheer and gladden the hearts of men. 
Jesus alone gave such a message of good cheer. 

The first cheer is the cheer of forgiveness, and we 
read of it in Matthew 9:2. "And, behold, they brought 
to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed; and 
Jesus, seeing their faith said unto the sick of the 
palsy: Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven 
thee." The man who was sick of the palsy was cor- 
ried by four men to the crowded home and let down 
through the roof to Jesus. No doubt he was happy at 
being healed, but a greater cheer than that was his, 
the cheer of forgiveness. We cannot get rid of our own 
sins by work nor can we pay for them by reformation. 
We need the cheer of forgiveness. 

A half-crazed woman brought two handfulls of 
sand to her pastor, saying "Oh my sins, my sins, they 
are as the sands of the sea." The wise pastor did not 
argue with her but led her to the bench, and got her 
to lay the sand down at the water's edge. As the in- 
coming tide covered the sand, he said, "See, the water 
covers the sand. In like manner, the blood of Christ 
flows over our sins and washes them all away." Thank 
God for the cheer of forgiveness. 

The second cheer is the cheer of companionship. 
The disciples were out alone in the storm tossed boat 
at night, when Jesus came to them, walking on the 
sea. To the fearful group, as recorded in Matthew 
15:27, Jesus said, "Be of good cheer, it is I, be not 
afraid." Immediately their fears were forgotten, be- 
cause Jesus was now their companion. Christian 
friend, you are never alone. In the sick room, or on 
the midnight watch in a military camp, or in darkest 
Africa, wherever you may go, Christ goes with you. 
What a comfort and cheer to knew that Christ is our 
constant companion. 

When asked what sustained him in darkest Africa, 
David Livingstone, with one arm hanging helplessly 
by his side, replied, "It was the promise of Christ, 
'And lo, I am with you alway.' What a comfort is the 
cheer of companionship!" 

The third cheer is the cheer of victory. On His way 
to the Garden of Gethsemane, after telling His dis- 
ciples of His coming suffering and death and warn- 
ing them of the trials and suffering they would have 
to endure, Jesus in John 16:33 said, "In the world ye 
shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have 
overcome the world." Christ offers us the cheer of 
victory. We need never live in defeat. We can conquer 
all things through Him. Christ gives us the victory 
over self, over temptation, over discouragement, over 
affliction, and over death. 

I will never forget the thrill I experienced when I 
sat in an auditorium in Philadelphia to witness a pub- 
lic appearance of the famous Helen Keller. Deaf, 
dumb, and blind as a child, she overcame all those 



handicaps by sheer force of will and determination. 
She spoke clearly, giving a fine message. She won the 
victory over handicaps. Are your burdens too great 
for you to bear? Are you troubled and sad? Is the load 
too heavy? Are you discouraged and defeated? Don't 
let the world get you down. Remember Jesus said, "Be 
of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Do you 
possess these three cheers of Jesus. He offers you, 
through faith, the cheer of forgiveness, of compan- 
ionship, and of victory. 



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%Ua Am 9? 



Quizzes on Bible Characters from game published 
and copyrighted by Zondervan's — Price 50c. 

WHO AM I? 

1. At the time I was born there were giants on earth, 
and the earth was corrupt. However, in the eyes 
of the Lord I found grace, and so I walked with 
God. 

2. God told me that he was going to destroy the 
world, and that I should make preparation for 
what was to come. 

3. So I stored food, gathered my wife and children 
about me and began to build as part of the prep- 
aration. 

4. Finally I took two of every known animal and 
placed them with my wife and children in an ark 
which I had built under God's direction. 

For answer see bottom of page. 




9n tU BilUe? 



A GENEROUS HEART 

A king was in the wilderness with a band of sol- 
diers, hunting a young man with whom he was very 
angry. The king was in the wrong; he had sinned 
against God. The young man whom he sought was a 
good man. 

Friends of the hunted man were watching every 
move of the king. They told the young man where 
the king camped. After dark, with one of his friends., 
the young man drew near the king's camp. He found 
that the king and his army had all gone to sleep — 
even the captain. 

The young man and his friend crept to the king's 
side. They could have killed him. In fact, the young 
man's friend wished to do so, but the young man 
would not allow the king to be harmed. Instead, he 
took the king's spear and water bottle. He climbed 
high up on the hill above the mountain canyon, and 
shouted down to the king and his soldiers, waking 
them. He held up the spear and water bottle so that 
all might see them. Then he left them so that some 
one could return them to the king. 

Who was the hunted young man? Who was the 
king? And who was the careless army captain? If you 
cannot name them, read 1 Samuel 26. 



Answer to "Who Am I" — Noah. 



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Buhie School 




With 
Christian Endeavorers 



By Arnold Kreigbaum 

Suggestions for the devotional part of Sings. 







WAY. IT'S TIME TO WAKE 



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Bible Teaching provides the only way whereby the 
boys and girls may learn first-hand of Christ and the 
Christian life. There never was a time in the history 
of our nation when there was less Bible taught in the 
home and in the school than today, and it has been 
proved again and again by public school question- 
naires that the average Sunday School pupil is woe- 
fully deficient in even a general knowledge of the 
Bible. The staggering fact is that the pupil is taught 
12.000 hours in the public school to prepare him for 
his short uncertain existence, while he receives only 
170 hours of instruction in the average Sunday School 
to prepare him for eternity. It behooves us, then as 
Sunday School workers, to be jealous of every minute 
of teaching time, that every one of those minutes 
has its full quota of Bible teaching. 



SILENT BELLS 



In the belfry vestry of an old church, hung a bell, 
but when tapped it was dead and dull. On examina- 
tion, we saw that the whole bottom of the bell was 
plugged with a disc of wood; while in the side of the 
bell they had cut a door, with a hinge and padlock. 
They were using the old ship's bell for a strong-box. 
Very useful, but it was not what the bell was made 
for. Christians are made by the Lord, to be bells to 
sound out the notes of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 
and tell what they are. But many such are .iust 
strong-boxes, and you cannot get any sound out of 
them. They take all in, and give nothing out, and 
they pride themselves on being saints. — Christian 
Herald. 

Are you being used for what God intended? 



PRAY IN EVERYTHING 

Dr. Bonar, who labored in Scotland a generation 
ago and who kept a private diary or journal for a 
goodly part of his life, emphasizes therein a great 
truth when he says, "I see that unless I keep up short 
prayer every day, throughout the whole day I lose the 
spirit of prayer." The only way we can keep in the 
spirit of prayer is to "Pray without ceasing." 



STOP 

" — and remember, when you spread rumors, always 
make them in a whisper! That wav oeople believe 
them better." Ps. 41.7; Prov. 16:28; Cor. 12:20; Romans 
1:29. 



ISN'T IT TRUE? 

"Our civilization cannot survive materially unless 
it is redeemed spiritually" — Woodrow Wilson. 



. Individual leaders — New members may be asked to 
give their testimony and tell how they happened to 
become Christians — Older members of Society may 
give a short Bible lesson (not to exceed 5 minutes i . 
The Pastor or member of some other group may be 
invited to talk but never too long. 

. Favorite scripture verses may be quoted or read. 

. A testimony service may be held. 

. Suggested subjects may be given and many take 
part briefly, as "How has God answered prayer in 
your life." "What has been greatest test in your 
life." "Experiences in soul winning." — Questions: 

Sponsor or Pastor in charge. 



PRAYER 



I am thoroughly convinced there are two things 
from which no Christian is excused, no matter what 
job in the church is held. These are Prayer and Soul- 
Winning. The mid-week prayer service should be a 
very vital part of the life of the Christian Endeavor, 
and especially of those who hold office. 



LOYALTY TO THE CHRCH 

I believe it is very essential to emphasize to the 
young people the fact that Church should come first, 
even before Sunday School and C. E., otherwise we 
defeat the very purpose of these two groups. 



It is much better to keep one's mouth shut and be 
thought a fool, than to open it and remove the doubt. 

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FEBRUA R Y 2 7 , 19 4 3 




In military and naval circles, tactics and procedure 
no longer used are often referred to as having "lapsed 
into innocuous desuetude." 

It seems sometimes that we Christians in our ac- 
ceptance of God's Grace, His love, the atonement of 
Christ on the Cross for our sin, the security of the 
believer and other blessed assurances of our faith 
have been guilty of allowing the principles and teach- 
ings of Christ and the rugged principles of the entire 
Word of God to lapse into a state of harmless disuse. 

The fact is that the principles of Christianity are 
far from such a state. The best things of this life, 
the best things of society, our laws, our finer cus- 
toms, our forebearance one for another, freedom from 
fear and superstition, charity and numerous other 
personal and social attributes, which make our exis- 
tance happy and good or even tolerable in this sin- 
filled world, are largely the fruit of Christian prin- 
ciples operating not only in the lives of Christians, but 
throughout the world. Even the heathen world is not 
untouched by the effects of Christian principles and 
Christian spiritual influence. 

We are engaged in a real warfare. The forces of 
evil and the forces of righteousness are continually 
struggling. The proximity of the present may distort 
our perspective and may lead us to err in our esti- 
mate as to the world's present evil state, but it cer- 
tainly does appear that the forces of evil and of right- 
eousness are now engaged in the most titanic struggle 
since the struggle between the cross and the day of 
resurrection when Christ rose victor over death, and 
that the final struggle of the age is drawing near. 

And, in this struggle today between evil and 
righteousness, the forces of evil employ the same 
tactics and cunning as do worldly military forces in 
that every failure or casualty, real or imagined, which 
befalls a Christian or Christians in general is exag- 
gerated and played up with the same intent as in 
worldly war, namely, to create panic among Chris- 
tians — and the devil, being the father of liars, like 
all other liars perhaps believes his own lies about the 
children of God. 

We Christians ARE full of failures and shortcom- 
ings, but God is unchanged and Christian principles 
are not dead whatever may be said notwithstanding 
about Christian principles having "lapsed into innocu- 
ous desuetude." Christian principles have not lapsed 
into harmless disuse, and we as Christians must not 
be discouraged or defeated by spuricus and insolent 
arguments to that effect, rather we should appraise 



Onwocuaub 

By Irvine W. Masters, A Suc- 
cessful Businessman and Lay- 
man, First Brethren Church, 
Glendale, California. 

the facts regarding the place and the vitality of Chris- 
tian principles in the world, and standing firm and 
hitting hard refute the lie of the devil and his forces 
when they smilingly say, "Oh let these Christians 
alone. They are harmless." We cannot as Christians 
afford to be harmless in the sense that the devil en- 
joys us being harmless. 

Christians must maintain a tenacious hold on 
Christian principles, praying to God continuously for 
strength and ability to stand by Christian principles; 
for the minute we name Jesus Christ as our Lord the 
devil starts in on us to aggrevate and exaggerate our 
weaknesses and shortcomings. 

Let us not join him in those attacks on our fellow 
Christians nor let the devil turn our thoughts inward 
on our own weaknesses and shortcomings. Let us ex- 
amine ourselves in the light of the scriptures, not un- 
der the flickering torch of Satan's taunts and guile. 
God forbid that we should glory in anything but the 
Cross of Christ, but when the devil or any of his own 
point out any of our failures or tries to convince us of 
the obsolescence of Christian principles let's point out 
ten wondrous works of the Almighty in our own lives 
and in the lives of our fellow Christians for every 
puny failure the devil can mention. 

I am not recommending that we go around like a 
bunch of Pollyannas or like the three grimacing "hear 
no evil," "see no evil," "speak no evil" clay figures, 
but let us quit waving the white flag, or rather the 
sickly yellow one that we are so prone to wave at 
every attack. Stand firm as Christians, in our places, 
unmoved by our own or our fellow's mistakes, neither 
shrinking or swelling, but holding staunchly to the 
heritage that is ours in Christ Jesus without apology. 

We are not perfect but our Saviour is perfect and 
.some day we will be like Him. Let it be our prayer 
that we may now show forth some of that glory that 
is to be ours and that we may by our steadfastness 
win others to Him — not through our own winsome- 
ness tut by His love shining in us. 

The Word is full of probes and microscopes that go 
down deep into the wonders that God worked in our 
lives and into the sore dark recesses that have not 
been touched by His healing. Let us submit ourselves 
to these probes and microscopes to the end that He 
may be glorified and let us prav for wisdom and 
sirength in the understanding and use of Christian 
principles that no man may say that our Christian 
principles have "lapsed into innocuous desuetued." 



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WHEN THEY LOSE 
THEIR TEMPER THEY 
ARE WORTHLESS... 



BEAR WITH US! 

Yes, we have been behind 
schedule with our magazines. 
Labor, moving, materials and 
war priorities are the cause — 
we are doing our best and if 
magazine is late know that we 
to are perturbed. L. P. 




MEMO 



PLEASE NOTIFY US 
IMMEDIATELY 
CONCERNING A 
CHANCE OF AD- 
DRESS, C1VING 
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NEW, AND ALLOW 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



*7i4e Ghalactel oj Jlih&Uif,! 

L. L. Grubb, Pastor Grace Brethren Church, 

Hagerstown, Md. 

John 8:32 

Liberty is one of the great foundation stones of our 
American nation. In days of dictators and totalitar- 
ian states, centralization of government, it is a much 
discussed subject. However, the average thinker for- 
gets that the most important aspect of liberty is not 




that which is physical or national, but that which is 
spiritual. We can be assured that if we have this 
liberty the others will only be a natural and positive 
outgrowth of it. 

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has given us the 
charter of spiritual liberty in His own words in John 
8:32 — "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth 
shall make you free." Many of the Jews had believed 
on Jesus Christ to the salvation of their souls, but 
the Lord knew the difficulties and dangers of their 
path, and so in verse 31 He endeavors to comfort 
them by urging steadfastness, "If ye continue in my 
Word, then are ye my disciples indeed." We are in- 
terested in discussing this truth, which is the charter 
of spiritual liberty, in a threefold way. 

First, What it is? We hear this question being voic- 
ed frequently today. What is truth? The informed 
Christian has an inspired answer immediately for 
there was one, Jesus Christ, Who said, "I am the way, 
the truth and the life." In both His Person and His 
doctrines the Lord Jesus is truth. He is very God and 
very man, and holds within His own being all the 
powers and characteristics of the Father in heaven. 
He is a true Savior, Judge and Lawgiver. He is the 
Author of the Bible, and in it we find every basic 
truth. There is no truth but that which comes from 
Christ. What we call scientific truth, truths of math- 
ematics, etc. are only made possible because of other 
basic truths that Christ has established. All the books 
of men in which any truth is found are based on 
those things which have already been established by 
Jesus Christ. We can say tonight without fear of suc- 
cessful contradiction that outside of Jesus Christ 
there is no truth. 

Now, secondly, if we desire a knowledge of the 
truth we must come to the only one who is its source. 



This knowledge has always had two aspects since the 
death and resurrection of Christ. 

First, there is a purely intelectual or mental know- 
ledge of the truth. A man may read of the gospel of 
Christ in the Word of God, and just as he learns the 
facts of history or science, he may get a head-know- 
ledge of the facts of God's Word. Thus he may go 
through the whole length and breadth of scripture, 
without any practical effect being produced on his 
heart or life. All too well do pastors and Christian 
workers know that this is the unbelieving state of 
many thousands of professing church members. They 
may even have a better factual knowledge of the 
Bible than another who has been a Christian for 
years, and yet it means no more to them than a 
knowledge of science. 

This brings us to a consideration of secondly: the 
kind of knowledge which is experimental or experi- 
ential. Not only knowing these things, but believing 
them in such a way as to make them practical in our 
lives is what every man needs. When I have visited 
the places described by the traveler, when I try the 
experiments stated by the philosopher, when I prove 
the medicine prescribed by the physician, this is ex- 
periential knowledge, and the only kind which really 
counts. This sort of knowlege of the truth alone 
brings spiritual liberty. Millions of testimonies could 
be called up in support of this fact; Paul the Apostle, 
the woman of Samaria, the man born blind, millions 
of the children of God through the centuries all join 
the happy chorus of those who have received this 
liberty in Christ through an experiential knowledge 
of the truth. 

But let us look more carefully at the third 
thought, the influence of this truth upon those who 
accept it. The Lord Jesus says, "It shall make you 
free." Free from what? What does this spiritual 
liberty mean? It is certainly here supposed that man 
is bound by something. The Bible clearly teaches 
that he is enslaved by sin, incarcerated in the prison 
of depravity, guilt, condemnation. 

First, the truth frees from the guilt of sin. We 
have all been guilty of disobeying God's holy law, and 
as a result are under His just condemnation. But, 
thank God, an acceptance of the truth in Jesus 
Christ means complete freedom from this guilt. Be- 
lieve on the Lord Jesus and He takes your guilt upon 
Himself — you are free. 

Second, the hot wrath of God will be visited upon 
those who disclaim the truth and remain in their 
sins. The sinner does well to fear the wrath of God, 
for He can make and will make good all His warn- 
ings. "The wages of sin is death." "He that believeth 
not the son hath not life." "The wicked shall be 
tunred into hell and all the nations that forget God." 
Many are the scriptures that depict the anger of God 
with rebellious sinners. An acceptance of the truth 
provides liberty from the results of this wrath. Christ 
has once for all appeased that wrath for us as He 
hung between heaven and earth on Calvary's brow. 

Third, those anxious cares of life which haunt us 
like a dread plague are whisked away as the chaff 
before the wind by the entrance of the truth. The 
most miserable experience known to man is to have 
the worm of care always gnawing at the soul, fearing 
a thousand imaginary ills, harboring dark forebod- 
ings of death and the grave. The truth frees us from 
all of this by pointing to the power of Jesus Christ in 
causing all things, good or bad, to work together for 
only good. It shows us that all things are managed 
by infinite wisdom and love. It assures that the 
presence of Christ will be ours in life or death, and 
that to live in Christ, as dying is everlasting gain. 
How the child of God should rejoice in this spiritual 
freedom! Sinner, friend, may I tell you that even 



FEBRUARY 27. 1943 







CELINA, A LITTLE MISSIONARY 

By Mrs. R. V. Lucero 

A Missionary to the Indians and Mexicans 

"Mrs. Lucere, I want you folks to pray for my father. 
You know he has some of those books and I don't 
want for him to read them." 

The time was Sunday evening; the speaker, a bright 
eyed girl of eleven, and the books, Judge Rutherford's 
writings, which are so successfully used by the enemy 
in quieting the pangs of an awakening conscience. 

Celina, for that is her name, has long been trying 
to bring her father to the services. He has actually 
attended three times in the last month, and her little 
heart has been overjoyed. But eagerness and real 
anxiety were mingled in her eyes and tones as she 
made her request. Then her eyes began to dance, and 
with her irresistible chuckle she went on, "You know 
he bought those books a long time ago, but he never 
read them. And when we cleaned house, I hid them so 
he wouldn't find them. He started looking for them 
just today. She paused for a hasty breath, and then 
continued: "He asked me today where they were and 
I told him, 'You don't want to read those books; 
they're no good, and they don't tell the truth.' And he 
said. 'How do you know? Maybe they do.' But he didn't 
find them yet." 

I assured her of our prayers. Then she went on, 
"And pray for Lucia, too, because she wants to come 
to Sunday School, but her grandmother won't let her. 
Oh, I just know lots of girls, and boys too, that want 
to come, but their mothers and their grandmothers 
won't let them." 

Celina has a cousin, fifteen years old, who came to 
Sunday School just once, when we first started here. 
When the girl went home her mother was so furious 
that she took the stick of wood she was just poking 
into the stove and threw it at the girl, striking one 
side of her head and burning her hair. Said my little 
narrator, "They just whipped her awful anci she never 
came again. But they can't make her go to the 
Catholic Church any more, because she won't go, no 
matter what they do." Unfortunately, this happened 
more than a year ago, and we had never known about 



THE CHARTER OF LIBERTY 

(continued from page 124) 

though you are now bound by the chains of sin, you 
can be freed instantly by accepting Jesus Christ as 
your Savior and thus receiving the truth into your 
heart. Why labor under the eternal yoke of slavery 
to sin? Why turn away from the glorious blessings 
of Heaven when they are so easily available. Surely 
there will be some who will be glad to say with us — 
Free from the law, Oh happy condition, Jesus has 
died and their is remission — I will accept Him now 
as my Savior! 



it The family has since moved away. 

We did not see Celina again until Wednesday eve- 
ning at prayer meeting. I asked her about the books. 
She renlied, "You know I think my father has forgot- 
ten alf about them. He hasn't looked for them any 
more." Then, with a glance toward a larger girl, who 
was here for the second time, she said in a low voice, 
"You know, I've been praying that Delia and her 
father would come — her mother is dead — and now 
she's come two times already." 

Celina has one sister older and five brothers and 
sisters younger than herself. Her mother is a Protes- 
tant, and when they moved here they all joined the 
Mormans, supposing them to be just another Protes- 
tant denomination. They attend our services very reg- 
ularly. 

Pray for Celina and her home, especially for the 
conversion of her father. If he becomes a Christian 
he will have to give up his present method of sup- 
porting his family of nine. He is a poor man. So pray 
hard and pray earnestly. The reward is sure. 



JLicjJit tJfawle 



Let me so live 

That I may be 
A lighthouse standing 

By life's sea. 

When storm clouds sweep 

Across the skies, 
Let me light hope 

In weary eyes. 

When stars blink out 
And wild winds blow, 

Let me show men 
The way to go. 

When Faith grows weak 
And Hope is lost, 

Lord, let me guide 
The tempest-tossed 

Let me so live 

That I may be 
A lighthouse by 

Life's troubled sea. 



Tune: — Jesus Loves Me This I Know 

When we're tempted we should go 
To the Christ who loves us so; 
He will tell us what to do, 
For our Lord was tempted too. 

Once while on the earth below, 
Jesus did His glory show; 
If our hearts are cleansed from sin, 
We shall some day be like Him. 

In our hearts God's Spirit lives, 
Strength to us each day He gives, 
Helps us to say "no" to sin, 
Keeps us pure without and in. 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

"He who is false to present duty breaks a thread 
in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have 
forgotten its cause." — Henry Ward Beechsr. 



Go as far as you can on the right road; it always 
leads out at the right place. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Qodi Plan oj 

fte4.4o.fiUU Saluatlan 

A casual observance of the peoples of the world re- 
veals a great change in their method of thinking and 
doing. The day of the individual seems to be gone. All 
phases of life bear this out. We no longer think or 
act as individuals, but as groups or masses of people. 
For example, not one but several engineers are credit- 
ed with recent great inventions. 

This change has been for better in many fields — 
in industry, education and society, but in the spiritual 
realm it has proven to be the blight of man's soul. 
Many have turned to mass thinking for spiritual up- 
lifting and rehabilitation, only to find an ever-in- 
creasing knowledge of sin and the inability of any 
system of thought to rid the soul of that sin. 

To such we repeat with increasing vigor — man's sin 
is personal, individual. It exists as a personal prob- 
lem and demands a personal solution. This is a great 
stumbling block to some. You think that your parents, 
relatives, husband or wife, or even your church can 
settle your problem. The decision, however, remains 
one that you alone must make! 

God has always spoken to and dealt with indi- 
viduals, and so He deals with you and your problem 
of sin. It was for you — an individual — that He cre- 
ated His plan of salvation. It was for you — an indi- 
vidual—that His Son, Jesus Christ, perfected it. It was 
for YOU, YOUR SIN, that the spotless Lamb of God 
was made to be sin. It was for you that He suffered, 
bled and died one dark afternoon on Golgotha's brow. 
It was for you He rose again from the gloom of Jo- 
seph's tomb. 

Friend, salvation from sin is personal. The decision 
to accept or reject it is yours alone. May God heln you 
to come to Him by faith, and by His Son Jesus Christ, 
enter into His peace and blessedness. 

— Clayton J. Davis. 



IMP -frftltff 



From 
Our Workers 




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Brethren Students at Bob Jones College 

Future preachers, preachers' wives and mission- 
aries, preparing for Christian services at Bob Jones 
College, Cleveland, Tenn. There are twenty-two 
Brethren students enrolled at this Christian college. 
Some will be graduating this year and then on to 
Grace Theological Seminary — foreign missionary ser- 
vice or the pastorate. Pray for this fine group of con- 
secrated young people — our future church leaders. 



Mrs. Grace Boyer, member of the Waynesboro, Pa., 
Brethren Church, has certainly set a record in Bible 
school attendance. She has not missed a Sunday in 
22 years. Can you equal this? 

Going up! The laying of the floor for the new 
Philadelphia First Church has almost been complet- 
ed. This is good news because now the work on the 
interior can be continued regardless of the weather. 
The last of March has been suggested as a tentative 
date for the beginning of services at the new loca- 
tion, Oxford and Knorr. 

February is an important month not only in Am- 
erican history but also in that of the Brethren 
church, for this month sees the beginning of two 
new daily radio programs conducted by Brethren 
ministers. The first, known as Herald of Grace, is 
part of the extension program of the District Mission 
Board of California. This program, conducted by 
Rev. Conrad K. Sandy, pastor of the Third Brethren 
Church of Los Angeles, can be heard each morning 
from 11:30 to 11:45 over Station KMTR. "Back to the 
the Bible," the other program in charge of Rev. Wm. 
L. Taylor, D. D., pastor of the Second Church of Los 
Angeles, can also be heard over Station KMTR in 
the evening, Monday through Saturday, from 9:15 to 
9:30 P. M. 

The Morrills, our missionaries to Africa who are 

home on furlough, are very desirous of obtaining a 
large pressure cooker, which they plan to take to 
Africa when they return. If you have one that you 
wish to sell, or know of anyone who has, please con- 
tact Rev. C. G. Morrill, Harrah, Wash. 

The LaVerne, Calif. Church has purchased a beau- 
tiful $1685.00 organ, which should add much to the 
beauty of their services. To date they have raised 
$906.00 in cash and pledges, leaving a balance of 
$779.00 yet to be raised. 

The Cleveland Brethren Church, Walter Lepp pas- 
tor, already reports much progress for this new year. 
Seven were just recently baptized in their newly in- 
stalled baptistry. Now, a 16 inch by 13 feet electric 
Neon sign, bearing the message "Jesus Saves," shines 
forth in brilliant testimony from the roof of the 
church. A picture of the new sign will appear in an 
early issue of The Brethren Missionary Herald. 

Time is MARCHing on! Which means that it is 
time to order your Sunday school supplies for the 
second quarter 1943. 

Several of our churches have already shown much 
foresight by ordering their supplies in February. The 
privilege of being first goes to the First Brethren 
Church of Waynesboro, Pa. 

Others who deserve honorable mention are Dan- 
ville, Ohio; Listie, Pa.; North English, Iowa; Leon. 
Iowa; and Allentown, Pa. 

There are many advantages to be gained by order- 
ing your materials early, especially now when trans- 
portation is so uncertain. 

Order today from: 

THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD CO. 

3326 S. Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, Ind. 



HOW ABOUT IT? 

GOD GAVE HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST that you 
"might not perish" in the darkness of sin. Have you 
appropriated the gift? 



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FEBRUARY 2 7, 1943 






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Pastor Ogden 



FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES, 
CALIFORNIA 

For a number of weeks we have been wanting to 
get a report of our work into the Herald, but have 
been waiting for a good picture of our new building 
to include with the report. Now that we have a pic- 
ture we shall attempt to make the report. 

In January, 1942 we launched 
our building program with 
$401.46 and the promises of God 
as our only resources. At that 
time we were negotiating with 
a negro congregation for the 
sale of our property which had 
served the congregation since 
its organization in 1905. During 
this time two church buildings 
> and a tabernacle had been 

^A | . erected to house the work. 

Wsk. ' Jrjh^^_ This transaction was closed a 
jgy Hk m flHfe iew we cks later and brought 
"""" into our treasury through the 

year a total $12,913.50,' which 
amount represents payment in 
full for the church and some equipment. During 
the year a total of $16,059.74 has been received " as 
gifts to the building fund. 

Our total cost of lots, building and furnishings is 
just beyond $45,000.00. We were somewhat disap- 
pointed at the end of the building operations to 
learn that the contractor had spent some $5,000.00 
more than the contract called for. In as much as the 
building was erected during "perilous times" and we 
felt that the value was put into the building, and as 
we did not want to see a contractor lose this amount, 
we made arrangements to take this additional ex- 
pense into our budget. It would have been a delight 
to any pastor's heart to see the way our people re- 
sponded to this emergency and added to their al- 
ready generous gifts which cut this amount down to 
a figure that could be financed without adding too 
heavy a load upon us. 

We have one of the most beautiful buildings in the 
brctherhod. The Colonial type of architecture pra- 
vails both inside and outside. We wish it were poss- 
ible to show you pictures of the auditorium with the 
great square pillars reaching to the high ovaled ceil- 
ing, and the chancel with its beautiful walnut pul- 
pit, chairs and back railings. Our pews are made of 
Philippine mahogany, and will seat 400, including the 
balcony. We have a lovely chapel that will seat 60. 
This is our prayer room, and the most used room in 
the building. Our fellowship hall is on the second 
floor and will seat some 200 at tables. We held our 
communion meeting here just after dedication, and 
it was a spiritual service indeed. We have adequate 
rooms for a fully departmentalized Bible school and 
Christian Endeavor program. We can accomodate 
some 400 to 450 pupils in these various rooms. Many 
visitors, including some of our own Brethren pastors, 
say that it; is the best planned building they have 
ever seen. We planned it for use first and tried to 
make it attractive after that. It is dedicated to the 
preaching of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and 
we shall be happy only as this good work is carried 
on to the salvation of precious souls. 

The building committee and the congregation has 
marveled at the way God supplied the materials 
during these rationing days. There is praise to God 
alone for the way we were able to complete the build- 
ing. 



During the course of construction we met in a 
store building, and the attendance carried up rather 
well. We dedicated with all of our old members 
standing by and making the transfer to the new lo- 
lation, which was about six miles. Since dedication, 
however, a few folks have asked for their letters and 
have joined another Brethren church closer to them. 
To the loyalty and prayers of the church we owe our 
accomplishments. We have received 34 new members 
into the fellowship of the church since leaving the 
old location, 15 of these coming since dedication, 
Nov. 25th. Fully half of our crowds are coming from 
the neighborhood, new folks who are coming in to 
worship with us. Our field is great, and we feel the 
weight of our responsibility and opportunity resting 
heavily upon us. On Dedication Day the pastor 
preached at the morning service on the subject "The 
Open Fountain." Dr. Louis S. Bauman preached the 
dedication message at the afternoon service. Brother 
Paul Bauman gave the invocation, Bro. C. H. Ashman 
the dedication prayer, and Bro. Elias White pro- 
nounced the benediction. At the evening service Bro. 
Grant McDonald, who is a member of this congrega- 
tion, preached on the subject "A Sign Miracle." 

We are sure that God has many precious souls in 
this field, and our prayer is that we may be used of 
Him in gathering the harvest. Brethren, pray for us. 
W. A. Ogden. 



BROTHERHOOD OF JAMES AND JOHN 
BETHEL BRETHREN, BERNE, INDIANA 

by Paul Leistner, Rockford, Ohio, R. 1 

Several years ago two men in our chuch wanted to 
have something for our boys such as the Sisterhood 
had for the girls. At our first meeting we called our 
organization the Brotherhood of James and John. 
We have been meeting once a month in the various 
homes of the members, but lately because of gas and 
tire rationing we have been meeting in the church 
the same night as the Sisterhood. 

The first important thing we did was to publish a 
church calendar. This we have been doing ever since 
and it really has been appreciated by the church. 
We also print all election ballots, C. E. Topics and 
other things. 

Shortly after our organization we began to find 
places for witnessing for our Lord. We hold monthly 
services in the County Infirmary. These old people 
look forward to our coming with songs, scripture 
reading, testimonies and a brief message by one of 
the group. 

Last summer we held street meetings on Saturday 
nights in nearby towns. Lowell Leistner, one of our 
beys studying for the ministry was elected assistant 
pastor for the summer and had charge of these meet- 
ings. We used a public address system to a good ad- 
vantage. During the service the boys who did not 
take part in the broadcast passed out tracts to people 
on the streets and in cars. It takes real conviction to 
testify on the streets but many boys who are willing 
cooperated. Occasionally some of the sisterhood girls 
would offer to help. One place we were told we could 
not hold the meeting where we wanted to but could 
have a corner 'out further from the business section. 
We complied with the officer who had told us that 
town didn't need any gospel and took the far away 
corner. Setting our loud speakers toward the busi- 
ness section we turned them on full force with our 
quartet singing a few numbers. Before very long the 
people began coming in crowds to see what it was all 
about. After they came we turned the speakers down 
and preached the gospel. 

Our monthly meetings consist of a song service and 
a Bible study, usually by the pastor, roll call with a 
verse of scripture or a personal testimony, a few 

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GRAFTON REVIVAL NEWS 

Greetings from the hills of West Virginia, in the 
name of Jesus Christ our Savior, who has given us 
"showers of blessing" in our recent revival! Shall we 
begin at the beginning? 

Rev. Richardson, our new pastor, although he has 
been here for only a little over two months, has won 
a place in the hearts of the Brethren here. We feel 



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definitely that it was the directive will of God that 
he accept our little church. Well, he came here and 
went right to work! We had planned our revival ser- 
vices to begin the week of his coming here, but after 
much prayer, we felt the leading of the Lord to wait. 
We made this a special request for earnest prayer, 
and God gave us the answer, as he will always do if 
we are but patient for His answers. Bro. Richard- 
son and his good wife then started a complete can- 
vas of all the homes on the "hilltop" 'round and 
about our church. They did not hurry, but spent 
much time in many homes, not only inviting them 
tc attend our coming revival, but telling them of 
Christ, and inviting them to Him. It was amazing the 
unsaved homes they discovered during this canvass. 
• Shall I say here, there are not as many unsaved 
homes on our "hilltop" now, as there were a month 
ago!) Besides this personal visitation, cottage prayer 
services were held in many unsaved homes prior to 
the revival. We knew we were going to have a great 
revival, for it had already begun in the hearts of the 
Christians. 

The question arose, of course, should we obtain the 
services of an outside evangelist or song director, or 
should our own pastor and song leader conduct this 
meeting. Again Christ settled the matter in our 
hearts, and it was decided our own pastor should be 
our evangelist, with Kenneth Godwin directing the 
song services, assisted by Earl Williams; Mrs. Ethel 
Nicola, pianist, Miss Geraldine Loar assisting, and 
playing for the young people's services, which were 
held every evening one half hour prior to the song 
service. Perhaps I should tell you a little about that. 
Each evening at 7:00 our pastor conducted a service 
especially for the young people, which consisted of 
choruses, object lessons, prayers, testimonies, and 
much Bible teaching. The attendance and interest in 
these services was far above any expectations! Manv 
of those young people were led to the Lord through 
these very services. Our pastor is continuing these 
young people's services on Tuesday evening of each 
week. 

The first few nights of our revival started out to 
be a wee bit discouraging. The snow fell fourteen 
inches deep, and it was impossible to even get a taxi 
on our "hilltop." But, isn't it just like our blessed 
Lord to send wonderful blessings after discourage- 
ments, if we are patient and faithful during the try- 
ing times? Well, that very thing happened. On Sun- 
day night, January 31st, our little church was pack- 
ed with people. Christ was there too! After a power- 
ful message from God's word, nine came forward to 
accept Christ as Savior, and one for reconsecration 
and membership in our church. Sunday night was 
only the beginning! The following week was packed 



full of soul-lifting blessings. During the meeting 
twenty came forward; sixteen for salvation, two for 
membership, and two reconsecrations. The last night 
of our revival, the church was so full we just won- 
dered where we would put them, if more came. It is 
simply impossible to try to describe that service, for 
words utterly fail. It was just wonderful! One had to 
be there to know. Request after request came to con- 
tinue our services for another week, but our pastor 
felt the time had come to end this meeting. Included 
in the sixteen who were saved was a whole family, 
the husband, wife, and two children. This husband 
and wife had both lived lives of sin. Now they belong 
to Christ, and were baptiled, along with many others, 
the Sunday following the close of the revival. 

Our revival meeting is over, but that is no reason 
why we should stop. There are many many more to 
be won to Christ right around us. Our pastor is a 
lover of souls, and doesn't sit and wait for them to 
"look him up." Just because a door is practically 
slammed in his face, with such a remark, "I don't 
believe in such things," is not reason enough to stop 
him. That thing has happened in one instance which 
I recall now, and Bro. Richardson has made wonder- 
ful progress, just because he has been "steadfast" 
and hasn't let a little rebluff of Satan's stop him. 
Bro. Richardson was called upon this week to preach 
this man's wife's funeral. The Lord is convicting of 
sin, and this old 74 year old man is just beginning to 
realize he has wasted his years in sin. Still the Lord 
is able to save! 

Our little church is rather isolated from the other 
Brethren Churches, and if it were not for Bro. Clough 
mentioning us on his radio program, you would hear 
very little of us, yet there is a great work to be done 
here. We have great things in view, with the direc- 
tion of our Lord. We ask that you remember us defin- 
itely in prayer. We pray for you. 

Through His matchless grace, 
Mrs. Kenneth O. Godwin, 

Corresponding Secretary. 



SOMETHING TO CONSIDER 

With tire rationing, gas rationing, workers in 
defense plants, members of necessity moving 
away from the influence of the church, these are 
reasons enough why, every Brethren church 
ought to send the Brethren Missionary Herald 
to every family of their membership. And do it 
now. This is a time when our Brethren need 
spiritual defense and encouragement from their 
brothers and sisters in Christ. What church is 
not ready to invest two cents per week per fam- 
ily to keep them in touch with Christ and His 
Church? More and more of our churches are 
seeing this need for their constituency. Is your 
church ready to do likewise? Let every church 
subscribe for every family represented in its 
membership, and conserve many lives that 
otherwise would lose out spiritually. Do it now! 

The Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 

Leo Polman, Secretary of Publications 

3326 South Calhoun St. 

Fort Wayne, Indiana. 



Brotherhood of James 

games, and refreshments 



Continued from page 127 
Besides supporting Home 
and Foreign Missions with prayers and offerings, we 
try and pay a member's expenses to Camp Bethany 
at Winona Lake each summer. Our first meeting in 
1943 was attended by 27 boys and the next by 26. We 
think this is fine in view of our church being a 
strictly rural one, and most of the boys have farm 
chores to do after school hours. The Lord has blessed 
our Brotherhood and we pray that we might be a 
blessing for Him. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS NUMBER 



MARCH 6, 1943 




GOD SPEAKS IN THE DESSERT 

The above photograph was radioed from Cairo to New York City. It is a picture of General Bern- 
ard L. Montgomery, Commander of the British Eighth Army, reading the Bible to his troops at a desert 
battle headquarters in observance of a national day of prayer. Back of General Montgomery is stand- 
ing one that we would take to be a member of the clergy of the Church of England — in all probability 
a chaplain. It is noteworthy that so many of the men who stand in supreme command of American and 
British forces are men who recognize God and the Christian faith and have the courage to make it 
known. General Montgomery and General MacArthur are outstanding examples. 



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SPEAKING 



By LOUIS S. BAUMAN, Edit 



FIRST PRIZE? 

The editor has just written to Rev. William H. 
Schaffer, pastor of the little country church seven 
miles east of Berne, Indiana, to say: "Probably, as 
the Lord figures, your church, of all our churches, 
would take first prize in the matter of missionary 
spirit." 

That our readers may judge whether or not this 
comment is justified, consider this statement from 
Brother Schaffer's letter: "Please do not ask me 
what our goal if for Easter offering this year. With 
$2700 for Home Missions it's going to be hard to keeD 
these folks under $3000." 

Here is a little country church with a membership 
of possibly 150. We are not sure as to that figure. If 
there is any wealth in the congregation, we don't 
know it, but they certainly have the spirit of mis- 
sions — a spirit which, if it could prevail in all our 
other congregations, would make us wonder what to 
do with the money. We would have to go on a hunt 
for missionaries to spend it! Wouldn't it be a joy if we 
did have to do that very thing? This war is not going 
to last always; and, as soon as it is over and mission- 
aries can get transportion again, we are going to 
need a lot of money for a goodly band of mission- 
aries, who even now want to thread their way into 
"the regions beyond." Therefore, remember Berne; 
and, go and do likewise! 



AUTOMOBILES ARE LIKE— WELL, WHAT? 

The editor has just read "that an automobile will 
wear out more quickly by just letting it idle than by 
occasional use. The tires will rot, the battery will go 
dead, the engine rust and the paint lose its luster." 
Well now, when the editor who, by the way, is also 
a pastor, read that, he just could not help letting his 
mind drift away from automobiles to — what do you 
suppose? 



"FALSE PROPHETS"? WELL, HERE IS 
ANOTHER ONE 

A man by the name of W. F. Tanner of Atlanta, Georgia, 
has mailed out over the country a leaflet from which we 
quote : 

"By the grace of God the writer is one of the 
end prophets spoken of in Revelation 11. He is 
speaking the words which God gave him, and 
declaring the appointed time of the coming of our 
Saviour, as told the prophets Daniel and Habakkuk 
it would be declared. 

"On March 19, 1941, God gave me understand- 
ing that Christ will come to reign on earth after 
'2596 days,' announcing the number of days with 
a voice as of thunder. It is thus seen that His com- 
ing will take place April 27, 1948 

"A study of the Word of God shows that true 
Christians now living will be 'caught up' to be 
with Him before November 14, 1944, the day when 
the beast will set himself up in the temple of 
God." 

Well now, a close study of Revelation 12 reveals the fact 
that this chapter describes a great conflict that is going to 
take place in the last days — a conflict between prophets false 



and prophets true. When the beast comes upon the scene, 
according to Rev. 13 : 11-18, he is to be backed up by a great 
"false prophet" (Rev. 19:20), who in turn will have under 
him a great army of "false prophets" (Matt. 24:24). Now, 
just to which group of "the end day prophets spoken of in 
Revelation 11" does this Mr. Tanner belong? Inasmuch as 
people are prone to run after each false prophet that arises 
in these days, believing them instead of believing the Word of 
God, doubtless Mr. Tanner will have a following who will 
be thinking that the Church will be caught up on November 
14, 1944, and Christ will return to earth on April 27 
1948. 

Now, as the scriputres must be believed, we are quite 
sure that the Church will not be caught up on November 
14, 1944; neither will the coming of Christ take place 
on April 27, 1948. And here is the scriptural proof: "In 
such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh" (Matt. 
24:44). 

A little over twenty years ago Judge Rutherford, the 
High Priest of a certain sect known as "Jehovah's Witnesses," 
was prophesying that the man who lived to see the year 
1925 should never see death. We recall a booklet of his 
entitled, "Millions Noiv Living Will Never Die." On July 
12, 1920, speaking in Spokane, Washington, Judge Ruther- 
ford said : 

"The world began to end in 1914 and will completely 
end in 1925, at which time war, pestilence, trouble 
and anarchy will completely disappear and if you are 
living up until that time and then died it is your 
own fault." 

"Well, since 1925 the editor has preached a great many 
funerals for people who were living before that date. Judge 
Rutherford himself has gone to join the long, long line. Per- 
haps it was his "own fault." Moreover, "war, pestilence, 
trouble and anarchy," instead of completely disappearing, are 
more in evidence than ever before. And still thousands followed 
on in the wake of this false prophet. We are thinking that 
Barnum was right: "The American people loved to be hum- 
bugged." 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brothren Missionary Herald ia published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at .819 Broadway 
Fort Wayne. Ind., by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co 
3328 So. Calhoun St., Port Wayne, Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 
$1.00- a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President- Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Vico-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 



Entered as Becond class matter at the post office at 
Fort Wayne, Ind., February 9, 1939, under the art of March 
3. 1879. 



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MARCH 6, 1943 



In the law of Moses it is written: "When a prophet 
speaketh in the name of Jehovah, if the thing follow 
not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Je- 
hovah hath not spoken" (Deut. 18:22). The sentence 
upon such a prophet was also written: "That same 
prophet shall die" (Vs. 20). Under the Law of Moses. 
Judge Rutherford would have died a number of 
years before he did die — thanks to grace! 

The second coming of Christ is a precious doctrine 
and a precious hope for the Christian. We are ex- 
pecting it momentarily. But when anyone presumes 
to know the exact day or hour of that event, you are 
justified in thinking of him as being, to that extent 
at least, a false prophet. 

The dear Lord keep the ministry of The Brethren 
Church from this error which is only too common! 



HUMAN "GOVERNMENT"! 

The Daily News, of Norfolk, Nebr., is responsible 
for the story of one Amos Grant who had 600 head of 
cattle that became infected last fall with the scabies. 
Mr. Grant got a tank and prepared to dip; but, he 
needed three little valves weighing less than two 
pounds. His dealer had them, but required an order 
from the W. P. B. to sell them, whereupon Mr. Grant 
got a blank and applied to the W. P. B. at Washing- 
ton. The W. P. B. replied that he must use a blank 
for each valve. He hurriedly fired back the three 
forms, but got an answer telling him that he must 
name a definite date on which he wanted the valves 
instead of "as soon as possible." Grant immediately 
set a specific date and notified them, and then there 
were no further objections found in his application. 
But then the W. P. B. let it lie 14 days before grant- 
ing it. In the meantime the scabies had spread from 
11 cattle to 410 — and tons of precious beef were lost. 

Doubtless thousands of similar experiences could 
be collected for a vast book, which would be quite in- 
formative, upon the subject of the failure of our 
government's methods. Man's government is a no- 
torious failure. Men everywhere know it, but they do 
not know what to do about it. We do not believe that 
any man or set of men are alive today capable of 
leading the world out of the miserable mess in which 
it finds itself. Nothing but the return of the Master 
Himself from the heavens above will ever save the 
world from sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss. 



AMERICA TO BE "BROUGHT TO HER KNEES" 

Premier Hideki Toio has announced that his coun- 
try is going to continue to fight until the people of 
America and Britain are "brought to their knees." 
As much as we hate war and would like to see this 
bloody conflict come to an end, yet we could fer- 
vently wish that this war will do that very thing — 
bring America and Britain to their knees. One editor 
has suggested that this may be the very plan of God 
in which He is using Japan — to brine America and 
Britain to their knees, not before Hirohito. but before 
the living God. With America and Britain on their 
knees, no powers on this earth could defeat them. 
The Premier of Japan mav do well to recall the slogan 
of the greatest Christian that Japan ever produced — 
Joseph Hardy Neesima. His slogan was "Advance up- 
on your knees." In the dav that America and Britain 
are "brought to their knees" their advance will be- 
gin, and all the bloody ageressors of this earth will 
never stop them. Then, America to your knees! 



thousand men." Dr. Mott was indeed a true prophet. 
It our Lord shall tarry, history will repeat itself; and 
we do not hesitate to utter the prophecy that we will 
either pour out now our missionary dollars and send 
missionaries and Bibles to Africa, India and Japan, 
or the day is not far distant when the unregenerate 
paganism of those lands will call for ten million men. 
Will we have the bayonets to send? When will this 
old world learn that Bibles are cheaper than bay- 
onets? 



A TRUE PROPHET 

Thirtv years ago that great missionary statesman. 
Dr. John R. Mott, warned the Christian churches of 
America and Great Britain that two choices faced 
them. Thev must multiply at once the missionary 
forces of Japan or thev would find it necessary to 
send to Japan "a generation from now a hundred 



FREEDOM'S MOST DANGEROUS FOE 

A few years ago, when Spain was being torn by 
Civil War, the Dictator Franco authorities promised 
full religious liberty to all. However, two recent de- 
crees have ordered the immediate closing of all 
Protestant schools and have forbidden the reopening 
of Protestant churches which had been closed during 
the Civil War. It was further ordered that Protestant 
editions of the Bible must not be sold, while stocks 
of Bibles in the possession of the British Bible So- 
cieity must been siezed and destroyed. 

Back of all this, of course, is the hidden hand of 
the ancient foe of religious liberty — Papal Rome. Un- 
less history is a lie, the evidence is overwhelming the t 
the greatest foe to religious liberty in this world is 
none other than the Church of Rome. Wherever she 
exercises a goodly majority there she puts the chains 
on all those who dare to differ with her. The heart 
of Rome today is the same as it was in the dark 
ages. According to her own testimony, Rome changes 
not. How can an "infallible priest'' change? 



ROME CHANGES NOT 

We have just received a letter from a Brother 
whose home is in the Province of Ontario, Canada. 
We know him to be a faithful true child of God. In 
the letter just received he revealed the fact, which of 
course is well known to us, that ecclesiastical Rome 
is the same today as she was in the Dark Ages when 
she tortured and put to death thousands upon thous- 
ands of saints of God. If anyone thinks that ec- 
clesiastical Rome has changed, it might be well for 
them to read this testimony, coming from one who 
abides beneath her shadow: 

"I feel the return of our dear Lord Jesus 
Christ cannot be far distant. The Spirit of 
the Antichrist is already much in evidence 
in this Catholic dominated Dominion of 
Canada. Our British-Canadian liberties are 
little by little being filched from us. Freedom 
of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of 
the press, and freedom of worship. Cardinal 
Villeneuve of Quebec declared not long ago, 
'The Roman Catholic Church does not believe 
in Democracy, but in Aristocratic Democracy.' 
The secular press, for the most part, publishes 
Roman Catholic news, speeches of Roman 
Catholic propagandists, articles of all sorts 
which directly or indirectly magnify the Ro- 
man Catholic Church, but not one word of 
criticism in reply is allowed. Few of the 
papers will print even an advertisement 
which suggests a subject that is critical of 
the Roman Catholic Church. In addition to 
this, our present government, of which Car- 
dinal Villeneuve is virtually the head, uses 
the radio, the Department of Public Informa- 
tion, the Post Office — in fact, nearly every 
department of the government, to advance 
the interests of the Roman Church, and to 
restrict the liberties of all who are not Ro- 
manists. The sublety of the Papacy, to the 
discerning mind, is eoually apparent in our 
day. Its hand and voice are disguised as 
were Jacob's. The latest movement is to bring 



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Canada Italian war prisoners to relieve the 
present labor shortages. Why should the free 
men of the British Empire, and the United 
States, endure the rigours of desert existence, 
while bringing these hell-makers of the 
Vatican to the comforts of Canadian life?" 
Truly it is a Christian mission that goes forth into 
the countries dominated by ecclesiastical Rome, 
whom we believe to be none other than the "Harlot" 
of the great prophecy in Revelation 17. Pray for our 
missionaries in Rome-ridden South America. 



LET TRUTH PREVAIL 

The editor has iust read a letter, written recentlv 
by one of the officials in Ashland College to one of 
our pastors on the Pacific Coast. Referring to the re- 
cent difficulties within the Brethren Church, which 
have rent it into two factions, this good brother said: 
"I was here Cin Ashland) when the controversy arose, 
and know whereof I speak when I say that the whole 
trouble arose from an effort on the part of a small 
CToim to get control of the College and every other 
institution of the church." 

Now, nothing could be farther from the truth: and. 
for the sake of our children who may seek to know the 
truth in those years that are to come, we protest 
ae-ainst such a statement going forth over our Bro- 
therhood. 

The facts are just the opposite. A small group in 
Ashland College set themselves to control the Breth- 
ren Church. Having control of the College, thev pro- 
ceeded to oust Dr. Alva J. McClain and Prof. Herman 
Hovt as teachers in the Seminary, that thev might 
place their puppets in control there. This caused re- 
bellion on the nart of the students of the Seminary, 
and consequently Grace Theological Seminary was 
born. 

Since that time, by fair means or unfair, this group 
has attempted to secure control of "every other in- 
stitution of the church." By means so illegal and foul 
that their actions smell to high heaven, they seized 
control of the National Conference, and, forthwith 
refused to allow even a minoritv vote of one on the 
committee of the National Conference. Thev then 
proceeded to oust from the Home Missionary Board 
everv individual that yould not affirm allegiance to 
Ashland College. The same thing was done with the 
Brethren Publishing Company. Then District Con- 
ferences in their control joined in on these hieh- 
handed methods, denvine representation to everv 
church and everv Derson that would not proclaim al- 
legiance to the Ashland College Group. Some of their 
districts even passed sentence of excommunication 
on all members of the Brethren Church and all the 
churches that would not declare allegiance to their 
particular eroun. 

To this dav they insist that those that are not sub- 
sprvipnt to their mandates are not members of the 
Brethren Church. 

As the First Brethren Church of Davton and others 
can witness, thev tried to secure absolute control of 
everv Brethren Church that would not declare their 
alleeiance to Ashland College and its puppet organ- 
izations. Contrary to all Brethren teaching and 
practice, thev drageed the First Brethren Church of 
Davton into the court, onlv to be sadlv and badly de- 
feated in their attempt. If thev could have their wav. 
everv member of the Brethren Church who will not 
swear allegiance to Ashland College would be out on 
the street. 

Thev sought to get control of the Foreien Mission- 
ary Society of The Brethren Church. Wisely, thev 
gave nn this attempt. However, thev claim now that 
everv dollar that is willed to the "Foreign Missionary 
Board of The Brethren Church" belongs to them, 
thoueh thev have no such Board, and practically no 
foreien work. 

Recently a brother by the name of William Johan- 



son, of Indiana, passed on to be with Christ. Every- 
body that knew William Johanson knew that his 
sympathies were outstanding for the group that 
Ashland College was trying to excommunicate from 
The Brethren Church itself. William Johanson had 
been officially connected with both Grace Theological 
Seminary and with the Home Missions Council. All 
his givng was done through churches that were not 
sympathetic with the Ashland College Group. If any 
bitterness could have been found in his great soul, it 
would have been against the machinations of the 
Ashland College oligarchy. As an evidence of his 
sympathy, he loaned $2,000 to the Home Missions 
Council. 

No one was more thoroughly aware as to where 
the sympathies of William Johanson lay in our church 
difficulties than were the leaders of trie Ashland Col- 
lege coterie: and yet they proceeded to drag us into 
court and comnel us to relinquish our claim to the 
money that William Johanson willed to The Foreign 
Missionary Society of The Brethren Church, and to 
none other. 

As a pretext for the trial thev claim that because 
in his will he named "the Foreign Missionary Board 
of The Brethren Church" as the benefactor, instead 
of using the legal name "The Foreign Missionary 
Society of The Brethren Church," therefore the 
money belonepd to them, inasmuch as thev, and they 
alone, form The Brethren Church. That group never 
had anv hoard known as "the Foreign Missionary 
Board of The Brethren Church." "The Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society of The Brethren Church" has receiv- 
ed tens of thousands of dollars undpr the name "The 
Foreign Missionary Board of The Brethren Church." 
No one auestioned its right to do so until this latest 
challenge. 

Well, anv iudge that could see throueh an open 
skvlieht could see through the effort that that group 
was making. His decision was rendered the other dav, 
and it was the decision of a iust iude-e: William Jo- 
hanson willed his monev to be used hv The Foreie-n 
Missionary Society of The Brethren Church, and by 
none other. 

The editor has bpen a member of The Brethren 
fhureh for almost sixty years. This vpar will compete 
his fiftieth year as an ordained mini^t^r in the 
r-Vmrph. In vears pone hv he has nroqched in. or con- 
ducted evanpplistic meetings or Bible conferences, in 
a lorprp mqiorjtv of tVip Brethren churches in the 
United Ktat.es. Hundreds of his closest friends in 
years pwip bv todav hold membership in the Breth- 
ren churehes that are affiliated with the Ashland 
Collpp-e Groun. Knowing the rank anH file of those 
churches as we do we cannot but hplieve that it is 
a case of miseuided leadership - and some dav in the 
years to come, if our Lord shall tarrv. when their 
pViiiriron prow un thev mav have clearer vision, and 
the old wounds will he healed. At least, the editor of 
this magazine so pravs. 

As an evidence as to where the bitterness lies that 
must pass awav before wounds can he healed, we 
have onlv to note that in the Year Book of the Ash- 
land Groun of churches, the names of nearly one- 
half the nastors and at least one-half the churches 
of the Brotherhood are not to be found. We are 
simnlv not recopnizeri as Brethren Churches, in whq,t 
are sunnosed to be correct lists of brethren Churches 
and their nastors. Tn the Year Book that. Is put out 
bv the Grace Seminarv Groun of Churches, every 
pastor and everv church whose name and address 
could be obtained is named Tn other words, we rec- 
ofmizp them as Brethren Churches (To reveal his 
Christian (?) snirit. however, one elder, verv nromin- 
ent in his official canacitv on the Board of Trustees 
of Ashland College, threatened to sue our Publishing 
Comnanv if his name was placed on its published list 
of Brethren m'nisters! "Selah!") We have no desire 
to excommunicate the Ashland College Group of 



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Brethren Churches from the organization known as 
The Brethren cnurch. We coulctn t do it if we wanted 
to. They tnmk tney have done it; and, while they 
have not done so, they would if they could. The 
Brethren Cnurch is congregational in its government. 
Each local congregation is sovereign. Excommunica- 
tion of a sovereign body, true to tne faith, is simply 
out of order. Alter all, why should it be attempted, 
unless to satisfy someone's desire to taste of the 
sweets of dictatorship? 

There is one passage of scripture that needs to be 
pondered by all: "If any man have not the Spirit of 

Christ, he is none of His For as many as are 

led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.' 1 
(Rom. 8:9, 14). 



WARNING ! ! 

After writing the above editorial it is scarcely 
necessary for us to add this additional note, but tnat 
there may be no misunderstanding in a very impor- 
tant matter we issue tnis warning. 

If you have made a Will or expect to make one, 
leaving money to any organiaztion within the Breth- 
ren Cnurch, be sure and give the legal name of that 
organization, together with its headquarters; and it 
would not hurt to name one or more of its officials 
so that it would be impossible for any court to mis- 
understand the clear intent of the giver. Remembei 
that the familiar name of an organization may pos- 
sibly not be the exact legal name. 

The difficulty with the Johanson Will was that 
Brother Johanson had willed his money to "the For- 
eign Missionary Board of The Brethren Church." 
When he made his will there was only one "Foreign 
Missionary Board of The Brethren Church," as every- 
body knows, although the legal name of the organiz- 
ation was the "Foreign Missionary Society of The 
Brethren Church." 

Taking the position that every Brethren church 
and every organization within it that does not have 
the stamp of approval from the leaders of the Ash- 
land College faction have been excommunicated from 
The Brethren Church (which, of course, is all non- 
sense, as the courts have already declared in two 
cases), we have been dragged into court in order to 
defend our rights and our substance. To avoid any- 
thing like this happening in the future, we are ad- 
vising those who wish to leave any money to the For- 
eign Missionary Society of The Brethren Church to 
be sure and use the legal name in their Last Wills 
and Tetsaments. It would be well to make your be- 
quest to read: "The Foreign Missionary Society of 
The Brethren Church, Inc., under the State of Ohio, 
with headquarters in the City of Dayton, Ohio." It 
would not be amiss to further identify the organiza- 
tion to which the funds are to go by naming the of- 
ficers of the Society at the time of the drawing of 
the Will. Under any circumstances, be sure and use 
the legal title of the organization and identify that 
organization as clearly as possible otherwise. 



THE BURNING OF COCOANUT GROVE 

Recently the nation was shocked to read of the 
fire which consumed Cocoanut Grove in the City of 
Boston, bringing gruesome, horrible, lurid death to 
nearly 500 human beings. Cocoanut Grove was one of 
Boston's night clubs. It had a history about as un- 
savory as any den of iniquity that America has ever 
known, and that is saying a lot. Among the hundreds 
who perished, there were four college girls from ex- 
clusive Wellesley, who had disregarded the rules for 
the college and had sneaked out of the dormitories 
unknown to the authorities for "a night out." There 
were clandestine couples whose faithful partners re- 
mained at home caring for small children, while their 
sporting mates died in the holocaust. There were 
scores there, drinking and petting and making merry 
with partners whom they had never met until that 
fatal evening. All in all, the newspapers have given 



us a story that forcefully brings to mind the text: 
"The wages of sin is death." 

However, the Boston holocaust is a trifling thing in 
comparison with that which is ahead of this godless 
merry-making age. One of these days, if the scrip- 
tures are to believed, the Lord is suddenly going to 
remove from this world His own. This done, "the Lord 
Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty 
angels in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them who 
know not God and that obey not the gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with ever- 
lasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and 
from the glory of His power, when He shall come to 
be glorified in His saints" (II Thess. 1:7-10). "A sneer- 
ing, unbelieving world may scoff at our 'preaching'; 
but, so did it scoff at Noah, and so did it scoff at Lot; 
but the flood came and the fires fell from the heavens 
just the same. Our Lord said, "As it was in the days 
of Noah . . . likewise also as it was in the days of Lot 
. . . even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of 
Man is revealed" (Lk. 17:26-30). A world that rejects 
the precious blood of Christ as a means for its purifi- 
cation will be purified by fire. God has spoken! 



THE ANTI-RELIGIONISTS' PLAN 

Out of 295,000 priests of the Orthodox church ol 
Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union claims triumphant- 
ly that none are left. According to Watchman-Ex- 
aminer, the law of the Soviet Union declares that 
when a minister of a congregation dies, whether he 
be Christian, Moslem or Jew, no successor is allowed 
to be elected and the church is automatically closed. 
With this plan the Russian Government expects that 
In a generation not a single place of worship will re- 
main in that country which covers one-sixth of the 
earth's surface. 

It is reported that Russians are now permitted to 
have Christian wedding ceremonies and Christian 
funeral services, but it is doubtful whether the Soviet 
Government is any less antireligious at heart today 
than it was before this war. — Ex. 



SOVIET BLOODGUILTINESS 

The number of lives that have been lost through 
Nazi blood purges, hostage killings, anti-Semitic 
riots, etc. is notorious, but let us remember that 
Soviet bloodguiltiness has been even greater. From 
the time the Soviet regime came into power until 
1935, the number of Russians executed was 28 bishops 
and higher clergy, 6,778 priests, 6,585 school-teachers, 
8,800 doctors, 51,850 army officers, 200,850 policemen 
and other officials, and 11,488,520 peasants and ar- 
tisans. These make the staggering total of 11,726,746 
people put to death in Russia up to 1935— nearlv two 
Ciillion more dead than the total killed in the World 
IVar! These figures were reported by Henry Bero, 
French socialist. 

In their mad lust for power, neither Nazi noi 
Soviet leaders have hesitated to shed the blood of 
those who stood in their way. They have disregarded 
the teaching of the Bible on the sanctity of human 
life. God has said, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by 
man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God 
made He man." Genesis 9:6. 



UNCLAIMED BLESSINGS 

A lady once dreamed that she had entered heaven 
Upon looking about she discovered a large heap of 
bundles. She asked the guiding angel what they were, 
and the answer was: "They are the blessings sent you 
from heaven while you lived on earth and they were 
never claimed. These bundles have come back one by 
one and are thrown together there as a reminder of 
the joys and favors you refused to accept of the 
Lord." — Selected. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HKRALD 



Jlay It fz ^nea&uheA, 



Elder R. I. Humbert 
Martinsburg, Pa. 






The barn was still there; the house was still there 
and there were the fences and the gates. But he was 
gone. The undertaker has placed his body in the 
grave, and the angels had taken his spirit home to 
God. 

But most certainly that was not all. Had I not 
called long and earnestly for one hundred dollar gifts 
to Foreign Missions? And had he not finally respond- 
ed with a thousand, then later two thousand, and 
finally had he not left one thousand in his will? 
burely those four thousand had gone to his account 
in heaven. But the farm was still there. How could 
«°?£o d ? lla 5 s l°}° heav en and the farm remain on 
val u ? ^ money - and what § ives i,; its 

VALUE OF MONEY 

Money is utterly worthless in itself. A hungry man 
hfn 11 ^ ■^ tlsfy .,? i ? h u n S er b y eating a twenty dollar 
bill, neither will it clothe a naked man. Money itself 
fc^^f 8 onl y?s " represents life. Money is a 
I nf \, le ^ 0f , lf , e " Let a man labour at one dollar 
a day, and he will loose a month of his life if he 

Kni y"*** + d0lla , rs - If he makes three dollars a day 
he will loose ten days. 

Two men may give ten dollars each to Foreign 

Missions, but one man's dollars may not be worth 

naif as much as the other in heavenly currency In 

fact it is even possible for a man to give all his 

goods and it profit him nothing (I Cor 133) This 

tLrwo! tTfaTmo/e Sa^TS^JSg >*£ 
SveThZ^tSeir 1 ^^ ^ ^ ^esffid" ffi 

STORAGE BATTERIES 

Dollars are storage batteries. Our car refuses to 
run because the battery is dead. We charge t with 
enough power to whirl the engine fifty times and use 
™ a L We , hav <: need. It is thus with money. A man may 
go to Argentina and work two hundred days on a 
new church. Or he may labour two hundred I day Tin 
America and send his wages. The power of those 
wages will be released in the Argentine and the two 
hundred days of work will be accomplished 

This was brought very forceably to my mind some 
time ago as I looked at the Foreign Mission pfcturTs 
The picture that stamped itself upon my memory 

Sfe S oT h th r pf^? ther Gribble a , had just arri ^ ed on toe 
site of the first mission in Africa. What a dismall and 

impossible situation. I almost shuddered that Iny 

man would undertake such a task. Y 

RELEASED POWER 

There he was surrounded by tall grass and that 
grass was full of snakes and dangerous beasts. About 
nim were a few natives with strange customs and an 
unknown language. And there were the big rocks 
that must be heated and broken with cold water It 
seemed a terrible task for .just one man and I wished 
I could aid him. But a new thought thrilled my 
heart Had I not helped to build those mission sta- 
tions? Had I not put eight hundred of my own dol- 
lars into the Foreign works, and had not those dollars 
released their power on the mission fields' 

And what value some of those dollars had held for 
tney had meant hand-me-down in place of new 
clothes; they had meant oleo in place of butter. But 
what a joy they gave me as I realized that my own 
dollars had helped to clear the ground and build 
these stations. Verily the Rockefellers could plead in 
vain for all their millions could not tempt me to part 
with my interest in those missions. 

Money has no value unless in the courrency of the 
realm where it is to be used. A man may give fifty 



silver dollars to Foreign missions and not one ounce 
of the metal be transferred. Thus this man's four 
thousand dollars were credited in heaven's bank even 
though every particle of the farm remained on earth. 
TWENTY YEARS BEFORE 
For three score years the Lord of harvest had loan- 
ed him those broad acres. He had furnished him 
with health and had given him opportunity to make 
full proof of his stewardship. In the early years of 
his life he had cared for naught but selfish gain, but 
the last twenty years had been somewhat different. 

True, on that dark winter morning when he had 
gone to the barn to do the morning chores, he had 
not known that unusual things were happening in 
the house. He was not alone in those days; his sister 
kept the house. The night before, she had been to 
' Bauman's meetings" and had been saved. Now she 
was a Christian and must bow her head in thanks 
before she ate her morning meal. Yet she dare not 

for it would arouse his fearful wrath. But she 

must — — No, she cannot yes No — ■ — And so the 

moments passed. 

Finally he entered the house, washed his hands 
and took his place at the table. It was indeed a crisis 
— what should she do? Then desperately grasping at 
a moment of time she hurried into the kitchen and 
cried, half-aloud "There's Power in The Blood." In- 
stantly a great peace surged through her heart and 
she returned to the table, bowed her head — but those 
angry words were never spoken. Rather was he him- 
self saved later. 

But twenty years had passed since that eventful 
morning and now he knew that soon he must hear 
those austere words, "Give an account of thy stew- 
ardship, for thou mayest be no longer steward." Thus 
it was no longer coveteous gain that filled his 
thoughts but joyous Christian giving for "them poor 
heathen in Afrika." 

A TRAGIC MISTAKE 
But he made one mistake. He had wished to give a 
farm to Foreign Missions but, alas! death grasped 
the opportunity that neglect presented and it passed 
into hands that were not in sympathy with the 
things he had loved. 

ANOTHER MISTAKE 
At another time, a man told me he wished to give 
his money to the Lord in appreciation for the long- 
prosperous life that He had given him. I encouraged 
him and he gave a few thousand to foreign missions. 
Then one day I went to visit him, as usual. But 
alas! another pair of eyes were focused on his cash. 
A woman had come to "keep house" and although 
she had no claim upon his money, she gave me a 
storxiy exit and the words I heard through an open 
transom convinced me that she was there to press 
her claim to the last ditch. 

The man was old and lonely. Thus it was no sur- 
prise that a few days later he went for a short stay 
with some "friends." Neither was it strange that his 
stay was of short duration. 

I happened to be up town when the bus came in. 
He seemed dazed and for an instant he faltered. 
Then he hurried to a home that was not his own, 
where he spent the remaining few weeks of his life. 
Verily, when once his fingers loosed their hold upon 
his cash, the cords of love had snapped and he was 
left to shift for himself. 

MAKE IT SAFE 
Thus if my reader may wish to "Honour the Lord 
with thy substance" after he is through with it; — Be- 
ware — trust it not to "faithful" friends, nor rely on 
Continued on page 142 



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MARCH 6, 1943 



"*hail'4> Z«d" 



From the trail's end I am calling. 
Where the sun is smoking hot; 

Where the twisting, tortuous footpath 
Leads to us — whom God forgot. 

No one comes to our far country — 

'Tis a long-neglected spot, 
No one hears our wail at midnight. 

We are those whom God forgot. 

We are fading, fast decaying; 

Life has flown — death is our lot. 
All is desolate and wasted — 

Can it be that God forgot? 

Every flower, the birds, the heavens. 
Tell of hopes that we know not; 

But the shadows of tomorrow 
Make us sure that God forgot. 

In the whisper of the breezes — 
In the silent realms of thought; 

There are stirrings, strange, insistent; 
But what matters — God forgot! 

At the trail's end we are waiting. 
Blindly hope — we know not what; 

Only do not let us perish. 

Thinking still that God forgot. 

Where the skies blend gold with azure 

And the restive rivers run; 
Where the trail burns up at midday. 

There is sowing to be done. 

In the tangled jungle fastness 
There are battles to be fought. 

At the trail's end tell the story! 
Tell them God has NOT forgot! 

— C. W. Jones. 



ROGER BABSON ON TITHING 

Mr. Babson, the great statis- 
tician, has the following to say on 
"Tithing": "The tithing system, 
if adopted by the churches, would 
give astounding figures. A compila- 
tion shows that there is coming each 
year to the church people of this 
country an income of forty billion 
dollars a year. These figures seem 
very extraordinary, but in checking 
them up no flaws can be found. 
But the fact is that the church people 
of the country are giving less than 
one per cent of their income to the 
church and missionary work. If 
this were increased ten per cent, the 
church would become the most pow- 
erful organization in the world, and 
wonderful results would eventually 
come to pass. Then the church would 
come into its own in a big way, that 
heretofore it has been able only to 
talk about." 




r1f&sJfe« 




bft/ielower& 

(i/hat does it mean, that 
nickels and dimes have 
erected these tall build- 
ings in NewYork and Chicago? 

Only this, that whena 
business can act money 
from the many, in regular 
freqruent,smill Amounts 
there is no limit but the 
skv to that business. 

Wbolworth dndWriglej/ 
have taught the crowd how 
to spend money steadily with- 
out feeling it." 

The towers which compel 
fhe eye in^mericas firsttu'o 
cities testify that these mm 
have acted according to a 
great secret of success. 

Tithing puts into the bus- 
iness of partnership with God 
1 his same secret of success, 
small amounts.fiom manv 
people, paid regularly,ana 
pjia unceasingly. 

The towers testify that 

~* j this is good business. 



Ohe Tithe is Mightier 
than the Drive 




et 



Courtesy, "The Layman Tithing Foundation" 



THE TESTIMONY OF THE TOWERS 

"Nickles and Dimes !" "Nickles and Dimes I" Behold, what 
nickles and dimes" have accomplished ! But mightier buildings than 
these are being erected by the nickles and dimes of Brethren boys 
and girls. Yes, and the pennies, too. In the Long Beach Church 
the stewards were compelled to count about 13,000 pennies when the 
Easter Offering (1942) was taken. These nickles and dimes — and 
Pennies — are now being collected in hundred of banks and coin col- 
lectors in our Brethren Churches. We prophesy the largest Easter 
Offering in the history of the Brethren Church, and when once the 
war with Germany is over (and we believe it will be soon) and the 
Atlantic is safe for travel, we are going to need every dollar to 
equip and send forth the missionaries now on furlough in the home- 
land and those who will have finished their preparation for service 
on the field. 

And don't forget your tithe. Tithing is the plan the Lord opprov- 
ed. As the Layman Company says : "It is the plan our Lord approved. 
And every time, everywhere, with rich churches, poor churches, city 
churches, country churches, little churches, big' churches — it works !" 



135 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



A ^JeAtimany o£ tUe Poweb o£ the Qal<p,el 

by ELDER DOMINGO REINA 

National Brethren Pastor, Argentina 




Rev. Domingo Reina 



The couple that appears in the photograph ac- 
companying this article are Mr. Donato Romero and 
his wife Constancia, both of whom I had the privilege 

of baptizing 
while serving 
as supply 
pastor of the 
church in 
Huinca Ren- 
anco. 

I am send- 
ing this ar- 
ticle and pho- 
tograpn i n 
ora e r t h at 
the brethren 
in North Am- 
erica may 
know th es e 
people, a nd 
that you may 
see this evi- 
dence of the 
power of the 
gospel. It will 
also help you 
to know more 
of the work 
which we are 
doing in this 
country, a 
work that is 
indeed more 

difficult today than ever because of the world confus- 
ion which has been making itself felt here for some- 
time. 

Don Donato came into contact with the gospel in the fol- 
lowing manner: He was working with a railroad section 
gang, when a horse-drawn Bible coach drew up to the sta- 
tion where the section men were working. Because of the 
rain, the Bible colporters had to remain in the station that 
night. The next day it continued to rain and these three 
missionaries could not go on. They began to converse with 
the section men who were doing some work in the station. 
Those section hands heard the gospel, and even though they 
understood little of it they saw that it was not against the 
working man. In fact, they took the missionaries for anar- 
chists, and later Mr. Donato Romero introduced them to the 
officials of a workers union in one of the large towns and 
said that the union should help the missionaries in their 
work. 

Having this rudimentary knowledge of the gospel, and 
finding himself in the city of Rosario of Santa Fe, Mr. 
Romero became acquainted with a believer who invited him 
to go along to a jail where he was holding a service for the 
prisoners. He accepted the invitation, not because he was 
interested in the gospel, but because he was curious to see 
the inside of the prison. So for sometime he passed for one 
of the believers. But, in the privacy of his own room he 
would laugh, and ridicule the preachers of the gospel. He 
would climb onto a chair or a table and pretend that he was 
preaching to his buddies. 

He then went from Rosario to Huinca Renanco where he 
met dona Constancia, who already had several children. 
They began living together, although they were not married. 
While he did not really accept the gospel, he wanted his 
companion and her children to go to the mission because 
he thought it would make them more agreeable to live with 
in the home. At times he even went with them to our mis- 
sion hall. Thus they continued for a little more than twenty 
years to attend the meetings more or less regularly. 

Finally, dona Constancia became ill and though she was 
about to die. With tears in her eyes she told my wife and 
me that she wanted to follow the Lord faithfully and wanted 
to be baptized. Of course, she could not be baptized because 



they were not legally married. In order to be married, 
it would be necessary for him to agree to it also. One 
day while we were visiting in their home the conver- 
sation was turned to the subject of bapism. Both 
wanted to be baptized, so I explained that it would 
be necessary to be married first. Finally he consent- 
ed, and I accompanied him to the municipal authori- 
ties, and it was all arranged. He even had to go to 
the doctor for a certificate of health. This also was 
granted. Thanks be to God "that He which hath be- 
gun a good work . . . will perform it . . ." 

I was not privileged to be present at their marriage, 
being away at the time in our young people's camp. 
My wife and two members of the Huinca congregation 
accompanied them and served as witnesses. 

This is the second case in which the writer, during 
his ministery, has helped two people to come to the 
decision to get married after living together for so 
many years in unlawful union. It was very impres- 
sive to lead them into the baptismal waters, knowing 
that he had been a man who had lived in rebellion 
against the gospel, lived a life that was unclean, and 
even beat the woman who has now become his lawful 
wife. Both of them on the fourth of March of this 
year gave their testimony publicly before a large aud- 
ience of believers and others. Their testimony 
brought tears to the eyes of many who sat in that 
audience. 

These lives come to increase the evidence of what 
the Word of God can accomplish when used by the 
Holy Spirit. It encourages us to be faithful and not 
to faint when the fruits do not appear immediately. 




Mr. Donato Romera and his wife Constancia 

(continued on page 137) 



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MARCH 6, 1943 



A MeHatje, off An AlXfentine Paitat 



By M. Pereira, Pastor 
The Church at Laboulaye, Argentina 



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:. 



Rev. Pereira 



Note: Our readers may wonder sometimes as to 
what kind of messages our pastors in Argentina de- 
liver to the people to whom they minister. A little 
monthly paper, entitled "He- 
raldo Evangelico Argentino" 
is issued by our Mission in Ar- 
gentina. We requested Miss 
Johanna Nielsen to translate 
for the Brethren Missionary 
Herald from a recent issue 
some message that "was writ- 
ten therein by one of the na- 
tional pastors. This she did. 
We learned when we were in 
South America and someone 
translated our messages that 
we preached into the Span~ 
ish, that to make yourself as 
expressive in another language as you are in your 
own was beyond the realms of probability if not pos- 
sibility. However, after reading Rev. Pereira's article 
translated by Miss Nielsen we have decided that some 
of these South American preachers of ours must be 
gifted with real eloquence. We are glad that Rev. 
Pereira has consecrated his gift to the Lord.) 
"For the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go 
with thee: He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" 
(Deut. 31:6). 

"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, 
and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee" 
(Isa. 42:6). 

Three radiant periods of love, of light, and of 
faith had passed in the life of the great Leader of 
Israel. Now time marks one-hundred-and-twenty 
years of existence, and the voice of God sounds in 
his spirit the trumpet call of the march to a well- 
earned rest. 

But first he is to climb to the top of Pisgah, to see 
at a distance the land of Canaan, promised by Jeho- 
vah to the patriarchs of Israel, the place which he 
may contemplate with the eye of faith, but may not 
enter in. Then would end his grand and unequalled 
tourney through the desert. 

How could he leave his people alone, with no clear 
vision of their future destiny? How leave them to the 
unknown future trials without a real impression on 
their minds of a pathway traced by the Master- 
hand of heaven itself? How could he leave them with- 
out a guide, illumined by the Holy Spirit Himself to 
fulfil the purpose of God, bringing them into the 
Promised Land, and placing them in their heritage? 
It was necessary that they should know clearly and 
certainly the truth of God, and His infallible plan 
So Moses lifts up his voice in one of the sublimest and 
most magnificent odes known in the literature of all 
tunes, exhorting the people to perennial faithfulness, 
pronouncing over them his final benediction, and 
reiterating with authority this word: "Be strong and 
of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; foi 
the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; 
He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Calling 
Joshua, in the presence of all, he reaffirms the same 
in. the Song of Moses, the Magna Charta of Israel's 
Prophecy. 

A similar promise have you, dear reader, if you are 
a disciple of the Great Master, if your heart beats in 
unison with the heart of your Lord and Savior. Lis- 
ten to the tender, benign words of your Lord: "Lo, T 
am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." 
Though this earthly life may be for you an arid 



desert; though your soul may not be content with the 
prevailing atmospnere of social custom; tnougn your 
spirit De not in tune with the idiosincracies of the 
currents of human thougnt; not ior all this do you 
live orpnaned, much less alone. The bpirit of Christ 
will be constantly with you, to pardon your faults, to 
sanctify your heart, burning up the dross of tiie old 
heart, cleansing the inner man, breaking in the 
depths of your soul the power of sin, that you may 
receive from the strong hand of God that gift of His 
Perfect Love — "Blessed are the pure in heart; for 
they shall see God." Jesus is with us in the delightful 
valley of life, when our souls breathe vital oxygen, 
product of heaven, when the sweet zephyr, breatned 
by the Spirit of the Lord, caresses our spirits, worn 
with battle and wearied in the fray, as a mother 
might caress her child. 

What greater comfort could you desire, dear read- 
er, then to have the Lord Jesus dwelling within, and 
to have in your heart the same triumphant life He 
gives! You may lift your eyes to the immensity oi 
space, and there in the distance you may discern in 
indelible and lunminous characters, these words: "1 
WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE NOR FORSAKE THEE." 

A TESTIMONY OF THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL 

(continued from page 136) 
Some we see now, others we snail see much better, 
and perhaps at a time when it may seem to us that 
all has been a failure and our lives seem to have been 
of no service to anyone in the Christian life. 

I shall here relate another instance which has in 
these days given me great joy. Some fifteen years 
ago I was invited by a member of the congregatiaon 
of which I was pastor to accompany him on a long 
trip. While in the town where my friend was visiting, 
I was invited by the local pastor to preach one night. 
As always, when I enter the pulpit, I had the hope 
that the message would be of help to someone. I 
preached, and do not remember whether or not I 
gave an invitation. 

The other day I received a letter from some of the 
members of the Rio Cuatro congregation who had re- 
cently moved to Buenos Aires. They told me of meet- 
ing a lady who said she was converted in a meeting 
in a certain town when Mr. Reina preached. They 
showed her a photograph of my family and myself. 
and she recognized me as the one who had preached 
that night. Only once I went to that locality; only 
once I preached there; and for fifteen years I knew 
nothing of any fruit from that message. Through 
those members who moved to Buenos Aires from Rio 
Cuarto I have come to know of the conversion of that 
soul and to know her name. I do not know her per- 
sonally. 

To me this is a stimulus that urges me to cast the 
bread upon the waters with the assurance that it shall 
be found "after may days." How many jewels shall 
adorn our crown over there, jewels of which we had 
never thought. Will it not serve as encouragement 
for you brethren who cooperate in this work with your 
offerings and prayers to know that the Word that 
was sown by others in the heart of Donato Romero 
over thirty-two years ago was watered by the Lord 
and that He also have given the increase. 

Yes, brethren, we could tell of many of these testi- 
monies of what the gospel has done, what it is doing, 
and will yet do, while the Lord delays his coming. 

It remains for us to give thanks and to pray for 
the souls that give themselves to the Lord as brother 
and sister Romero have done. 



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So-utk America Still QalU 

n 

QUOTABLE ITEMS ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA 

South America, the Dark Horse among the contin- 
ents. Twice the continental area of the United States. 
Possible growth during the next century staggers pro- 
phecy. 

Columbia, the Republic of Two Seas — borders on 
the Caribbean Sea on the north and the Pacific Ocean 
on the west. It is an awakening republic with enor- 
mous resources which have scarcely begun to be de- 
veloped. 

Ecuador, the Republic of the Equator. Furnishes 
ivory nuts for buttons for a third of the human race. 
Most of the population is Indian. 

Peru, Land of the Sun. Central Railway leads up 
the Andes to a height of almost sixteen thousand feet, 
the highest point of any railroad in the world. Lima, 
called the Paris of the South, has a great university 
which was aged before the Pilgrim Fathers reached 
New England. 

Peru could comfortably swallow California. Oregon. 
Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. 

Bolivia, the Roof of the Continent. Highest inhabit- 
ed country in Western Hemisphere. Ten degrees from 
the equator but colder than Maine. 

Chile, the Shoestring Republic. Extends north and 
south as far as from New York to San Francisco; is as 
narrow as Lake Erie. Chileans are the Yankees of 
South America. A chain of wireless stations stretches 
from the tropical north to the Antarctic south. 

Argentina, the Melting Pot of the south. More than 
half of the people are foreign born — Italians, Span- 
iards, French, and other nationalities. Buenos Aires 
is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. 

Brazil, the Giant Republic. Larger than all of the 
United States (excluding Alaska). More unexplored 
land than in all the rest of the world. The Amazon 
can carry the greatest ocean steamers as far as from 
New York to Omaha, Nebraska. 

Venezuela, the Neglected Republic. Lowlands, tropi- 
cal climate and other characteristics make this land 
one of the most difficult on the continent. 

Uruguay, the Modernist Republic. The smallest but 
perhaps the most modern of South American repub- 
lics — aggressive education, industries, politics and ra- 
tionalism. 

Paraguay, the Backward Republic. Has the fewest 
Protestants and shows least progress of any South 
American country. 

The Guianas, the Foreign Colonies of South America. 
Controlled by England, Holland and France. 

There are more ordained Protestant clergymen in 
the state of Iowa than in all South America, Mexico 
and Central America. In most of the ten republics of 
South America, a Protestant missionary could have a 
city and many towns for his exclusive parish. 

Millions of Indians and other native peoples in 
Latin America have not been reached by the Chris- 
tian message and are as pagan as any in the heart 
of Africa. 

Of the 2,042,889 people in Buenos Aires there are 
probably only a few hundred men on any given Sun- 
day at religious services. 

There are over six million Africans among the 
thirty-nine millions of people in Brazil, and many 
of -them are the crudest type of Negro on the Ameri- 
can hemisphere. 

In Peru and Ecuador, only one person in 17 is white; 
nearly three-quarters are Indian, the rest are Chinese 
and mixed. Not one third of South America's popula- 
tion is of pure white blood. 

The Panama Canal cuts off 6,250 miles of the route 
to Valparaiso. It brings Liverpool 4,043 miles nearer 
to the port city of Peru. 

— The Missionary Review of the World. 



THE CALL OF SOUTH AMERICA 

South America has waited 

Long in darkness for the day 
When the Church of God should tell her 

Of the Christ, the Living Way. 
Darkness reigns from Venezuela 

Down to Patagonia's land 
From the western shores of Chile 

To the utmost eastern strand. 

Argentina's sons and daughters 

Look toward our favored lands; 
Vast Brazil awaits our message; 

Dark Peru extends her hands; 
These great nations still are waiting, 

Rome can never satisfy; 
Fill your lamps, shine out the gospel, 

He "all power" will supply. 

Hark! the Putumayo calls us 

From its land of dreadful night, 
Calls us from our ease and pleasure, 

"Come and help us! Bring us light!" 
Save their children, bind their stricken 

Through the curse of greed and gold. 
Lead them out of hopeless bondage 

Till they rest within His fold. 

Look we on this whitened harvest, 

Hear the loud appealing cry 
Of this continent of nations 

Who in Satan's bondage lie; 
Lord, our God, arise, illumine 

This cold, selfish heart of mine, 
May my soul fulfil Thy purpose, 
And the glory shall be Thine! 

— Katherine A. Hodge, 
"Missionary Tidings" 



"WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST?" 

YOUTH: Too happy to think — time yet. 
MANHOOD: Too busy to think — more gold. 
PRIME: Too anxious to think — worry. 
DECLINING YEARS: Too aged to thing— old hearts 

get harder. 
DYING BED: Too ill to think — weak, suffering, alone. 
DEATH: Too late to think — the spirit has flown. 
ETERNITY: Forever to think — God's mercy is past. 

Into hell I am righteously cast. Forever to weep 

my doom! 



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Dear Dr. Bauman: 



August 5, 1942. 




Rev. Dunning 



The sun has mounted high into the heavens, and 
the atmosphere around here has taken on that lazy 
look and feeling of a tropical mid-day. Though every 
avenue of communication, we 
"hear of war and rumours of 
war." Daily we need heed the 
admonition: "See that ye be 
not troubled." An indeed why 
should we be? Our God and 
Lover is still reigning. 

This year has seen our 
launching into the work for 
which we have been prepar- 
ing these many years. Lan- 
guage study was our first as- 
signment. The language is 
Sango, the trade language of 
the district. By means of this 
language we can reach the 
people of several different 
tribes located in our field. 
Soon we hope to be able to study the tribal language 
also. We have now been speaking in this language 
for a year. This does not mean, however, that we have 
grasped it perfectly. Daily we discover new words and 
new and additional meanings for old expressions. 
There are also glaring "white man" expressions which 
need to be eliminated as well as faulty intonation 
and pronunciation to correct. 

Immediately after my first attempt at speaking in 
the station church, I was initiated in my first village 
trip by Dr. Taber. This awakened within me the 
hunger for further trips, and I soon took my first 
trip alone. This was a real bush trip out on a native 
foot trail. I went by bicycle, taking the native pas- 
tor as interpreter, a cook and five porters. This path 
is lined with large villages. No missionary had been 
out this path for about five years. This was the Afri- 
ca of my dreams. I was greener than the greenest, 
but had "the time of my life" preaching in village 
after village. 

Besides the spiritual experiences there was one 
event which reveals "bush" travel in Africa. I was 
nearing home, and a storm was brewing when I 
came to a stream. The only bridge across this stream 
was a six-inch log about six feet above the water 
Since all my men were at least an hour behind me, 
there was nothing to do but to put my bike on my 
shoulders and "tight rope" across. Some fun! It was 
a blessed trip; and, I surely was happy to have wit- 
nessed to those hundreds of people lying in such 
dense darkness. "The people which sat in darkness 
saw great light: and to them which sat in the region 
and shadow of death, light is sprung up." 

Another interesting event of the year was the Yo- 
loke Junior Bible School. It was our privilege to help 
in this school along with Dr. Taber. There were over 
fifty young men enrolled for the period, and great 
blessing was experienced by both students and mis- 
sionaries. This training of native workers is the mis- 
sionaries' most important contribution to the work 
out here. By this means he divides his influence into 
the greatest number of parts, and covers the widest 
territory. The work must be undergirded; yea, com- 
pletely immersed in our prayers. Satan realizes the 
importance of this strategy. He does and will continue 
to oppose it. 

This work especially experiences the concentration 
oi Satan s spiritual tanks and dive bombers But 
Victory is ours. He is a defeated foe, and can be dis- 



placed and put to flight. For this tremendous spiritual 
struggle we must have "trained troops" equipped and 
skilled in this spiritual warfare. At present, we have 
the Central Bible School at Bozoum; but, this school 
must be fed with qualified students. This means that 
the raw village material must be developed into that 
stripe. To do this, station Bible schools and Bible con- 
ferences at main centers are God-given means. Pray- 
er, however, is of first importance. Thank God that 
this is His work. "Trained troops" are Christ's gift to 
the Church (Eph. 4:11), and He has told us that 
they are given in answer to prayer (Matt. 9:35-38). 
Surely this is one of those important things that 
must be on your prayer lists for DAILY REMEMBER- 
ENCE before the Throne of Grace. 

An important missionary activity is the supervis- 
ion of existing work. Since March I have been busily 
engaged in this work. I have made four trips cover- 
ing about 1500 miles, visiting about every out-chapel 
of our field at least once; and, some of the more im- 
portant centers, twice. We have baptized over 100 
people. At one place (M'Baiki), we spent two hours 
in the water administering this service. I had the 
great joy of preaching in scores of villages where 
the gospel has only been proclaimed once or twice. O 
the darkness of this land! Hundreds lying in the 
hand of the evil one and no one to tell them that the 
Son can make them free! O the joy to preach the 
gospel! It is the greatest privilege on earth! 

Mrs. Dunning has been unable to accompany me 
on most of these trips. Once, however, we were 
privileged to go on a long trip together. Miss Tyson 
graciously volunteered to care for Ruth; and so Mrs. 
Dunning, laying aside other duties, was able to help 
me with a Bible conference at Bossembele. It was a 
great joy to be doing that which we had planned all 
our married life to do: evangelize in Africa together. 
Her work, especially among the women whom she 
taught twice daily, was a great contribution toward 
the success of the conference. 

At one other time Mrs. Dunning was able to take a 
trip with me. This was for a week-end at a nearby 
village. Since the rest house had a good roof, we were 
able to take Baby Ruth with us. She was indeed a 
great attraction. Mrs. Dunning's role as mother great- 
ly enhanced her testimony. 

You ask us how we like Africa by now? Very much, 
we answer, although it is different than what we ex- 
pected. Instead of a large dark jungle, we are living 
on a plain which is cut into sections by deep gorges 
through which the streams run. These are lined with 
jungle growth and are damp and unhealthy. 

The climate is not as bad as we expected. It is hot, 
and the sun is terrific; but our houses are built for 
such, and we dress for the climate. Consequently, we 
have not felt the heat as much as we have during 
some "heat waves" at home. Many of the mornings 
we wear sweaters till about ten or eleven o'clock. 
Mrs. Dunning has had several brief spells of malaria, 
but otherwise is her usual self. I have not yet had 
fever, but do find the climate cuts my strength con- 
siderably and tires me out much more quickly than 
at home. 

The food is much better than we expected. This is 
due mainly to the fact that we have been working on 
one of the older stations where there are orchards, 
etc. We do, however, miss such things as real milk 
and good meat. Eggs are very difficult to get at this 
season, even by raising your own chickens. But 
these little inconveniences are inconsequential when 
viewed in the light of the One we serve. 

As to the people we could almost write a book. They 
are certainly different from anyone we have contacted 
before. At home, "heathenism" and "idolatry" were 
just names. Here they have become appalling and 
grim realities. Poverty is depressingly hideous and 
defies description except to those who have witnessed 
it. 
We realize here that we war not "against flesh and 



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blood, but against principalities, against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of this world." All 
natural powers of persuasion, human reasoning and 
argument are as vain beating in the air. Only the sim- 
ple Word in the power of the Spirit, immersed in much 
prayer, can ever penetrate the darkness which engulfs 
the hearts and minds of such lost souls. 

Fear of demons is the capital letter in the native 
mentality. If the table boy breaks a glass, it is be- 
cause the spirit of that glass had something against 
him. Sickness is demon work, and generally because 
a demon is in the sick one. They have a system of 
taboos and other activities expressly for fooling the 
demons. 

Yet these people are completely sold out to mate- 
rialism. Spiritual concepts are completely foreign to 
them. Life, to them, is eat, drink, cloth, white man's 
things, and sex. The only evil is not to have these 
things. So foreign to them is sin, righteousness, love, 
peace, joy, etc., that they do not even have words for 
these ideas. Joy is a physical experience coming from 
eating or from sex. Love is completely sensual. Their 
word for friend is frequently used for illicit friend- 
ship between man and woman. If you ask them what 
sin is, they will say Death, or some other great calam- 
ity, unless they have been under Christian teaching 
enough to know the spiritual meaning. 

Our work here is similar to what we expected. But 
I never expected to make bricks. During the year I 
have superintended the making of about 20,000 of 
them. I have also laid a few in an almost vain attempt 
at teaching the natives how to do it. We find that in 
order to keep cars and other machines going we must 
manufacture ingenuity never dreamed of before. (It 
calls for "ingenuity" in America also these days! — 
h. S. B.) We have found, also, that with the car evan- 
geliziation is different than what we expected. The 
native is touched more by civilization and is more 
calloused than we expected. 

Have we seen snakes? Yes, but not nearly as many 
as we thought we would. Mrs. Dunnng, walking into 
the house, found one wriggling on the floor at her 
feet. It had fallen through a crack where the ceiling 
joins the wall. One hardly knows whether it is safer to 
sleep in or under the bed! Needless to say, the next 
day men were put to work filling all cracks with mud. 
One evening, while talking with Dr. Taber on the 
veranda, I felt my trouser leg move. Flashing my 
torch down, I haw one gliding between my legs. The 
Lord cares for His own. We are glad for Ruth's 
screened-in bed, but more than that, we are glad that 
we are held in the hand of the King of creation. 

Here is a little instance that will help you see the 
work of a native "cook" out here. The kitchen, or 
cook-house, is about fifty feet from the house, and 
the cook watches the fires, keeps water hot, and 
watches the food. He prepares as much of it as he 
knows how, but teaching him is a long process. One 
day when we had guests for dinner my wife was con- 
fronted by the cook with a half-empty frying pan and 
blazing eyes. "Madame, while I was in the pantry (on 
the house veranda) Kenosh (little black Kenneth 
whose name they cannot pronounce) stole four pieces 
of meat out of the pan!" So, you see, the cook must 
also be a policeman. 

As you pray for us, pray also for the native Chris- 
tians. If this land is ever to be evangelized, the na- 
tive church must do it. Our main task is to train, 
edify and stimulate the church out here. The work 
is difficult because so very many do not know how to 
read, and the Word cannot be put into their hands. 
We were considerably surprised to find that the ma- 
jority of the natives are too indolent to care whether 
they learn to read or not. In the very near future we 
plan to start compulsary reading classes for all work- 
men. Please pray that great numbers in this whole 
field may soon be able to read the scriptures. 

We are green, but because of the inability of more 
experienced missionaries to get back, we are in charge 



of one of the largest sections of our field. Daily we 
face problems which call for experience, both spiritual 
and mental. Only He can give the needed wisdom, 
grace and power. He will answer to prayer — your 
prayer. 

We are in the valley fighting and depending on 
you on the mountain to lift up holy hands in prayer 
daily for us. May our mutual Lord bless us as we carry 
on our mutual work. 

Yours because of Calvary. Phil. 3:10. 

HAROLD L. DUNNING 
French Equatorial Africa. 




Mrs. Harold L. Dunning:, F. E. Africa 

The scene is the Yaloke 
church, and Voloungou is en- 
ergetically preaching. He is 
saying: "You've seen all the 
books Dr. Taber had in his of- 
fice. Some were French, some 
were English, and there were 
even the mother of the Bible 
(meaning Hebrew and Greek) ; 
and he could read them all. 

But, listen, one time I was in 

his office when a letter was 

handed him from another 

black man. He couldn't read 

that letter because the writing 

Mrs. Dunning was so crooked. He showed it to 

me and asked me what I 

thought of it. We couldn't understand at all what the 

writer was trying to say. 

"What does that say to your heart? It should say 
this: You are supposed to be a living letter to all the 
people in the village who are children of the devil. 
Your life should tell them of Jesus and how to be- 
come chidren of God. But how do they read your life? 
Can they read it? Or is everything you write in your 
life, like in this man's letter, wrong? Is the spelling 
wrong? Are the letters all crooked, and the writing 
blurred? If so, they can't read about the truth about 
Jesus in your life. 

"The Word of God tells us that His gospel should 

be "written in our hearts, known and read of all men." 

This was only one illustration from the sermon on 

a Sunday morning, but it spoke to my heart; and may 

it speak to yours. 



THE LORD'S WORK IN AND 
AROUND YALOKE 

By Mrs. Harold Dunning 

Life goes busily on at Yaloke. On October 3 the Dun- 
nings rejoined Misses Emmert and Tyson on the sta- 
tion where they had been taking charge of everything 
alone. Harold, Marguerite and Ruth Dunning had been 
at Bozoum for the month of September. Mr. Dunning 
taught the Bible School students thus freeing Mr. 
Jobson for a trip among the chapels in Karreland. 
Mrs. Dunning helped a little in the classes Mrs. Job- 
son was conducting for the wives of the catechists, 
teaching some to read and others more of the Word. 

Early in October one of our younger catechists was 
reported seriously ill. The natives were unable to get 
him to Bangui for treatment, so Miss Tyson and Mr. 
Dunning went after him. Jacob was indeed ill, strick- 
en with the dreaded sleeping sickness and already in 
the last stage. They took him immediately to the hos- 
pital at Bangui where Dr. Taber was still in charge 
of the sleeping sickness treatments. The Lord took 

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__J. P. DOWDY, who was our Acting Superintendent 
in Argentina during Brother Sickel's absence on fur- 
lough, has written that if they can secure passage 
they expect to return home as soon as their term of 
seven years on the field is concluded. This term ends 
the 16th of April, 1943. Brother Dowdy is anxious to 
get home inasmuch as Sister Dowdy is needing some 
medical attention, with which the doctors down there 
seem to be unable to cope. The medical prowess of 
Latin American dotors is notorious. Brother Dowdy, 
looking forward toward his furlough, writes: 

"From now on, we shall be occupied in helping 
out in evangelistic campaigns, visiting the various 
churches, winding up our personal affairs, and 
trying to get somethng together to present to the 
churches at home when and if we arrive safely. 
I have bought a second hand Cine-Kodak mainly 
for the purpose of preparing a few rolls of film 
to show in the churches at home so they can see 
our work in action. Already I have one roll com- 
pleted, showing various scenes in our young peo- 
ple's camp. We had a fine camp this year. One of 



CHURCHILL'S FAITH IN THE BIBLE 

"We reject with scorn all those learned and laboured 
myths that Moses was a legendary figure. We believe 
that the most scientific view, the most up-to-date and 
rationalistic conception, will find its fullest satisfac- 
ton in taking the Bible literally. We may be sure that 
all these things happened as set out in Holy Writ. In 
the words of a forgotten work of Mr. Gladstone. 'We 
rest with assurance upon the impregnable Rock of 
Holy Scripture'." 

WINSTON CHURCHILL, 

Prime Minister of Great Britain 

from "Tre Evangelical Christian." 



THE LORD'S WORK IN AND AROUND YALOKE 

(continued from page 140) 

Jacob home that very afternoon. Dr Taber said he had 
never seen a case develop so suddenly and progress so 
rapidlv. In June he had been apparently quite well: 
he was here at the station for the native conference 
and did not complain of any of the beginning symp- 
toms at the hospital. He was married, too, only a few 
months ago. 

Jacob was the younger brother in the flesh and a 
spiritual son of one of our strongest catechists. one 
which we hope will soon be ordained. As is said of 
Eoaphroditus. Jacob was sick for the work of Christ. 
There is no sleeping sickness in his own section, but 
he chose to follow Christ and served him in an in- 
fected area. As vet there is no one in his place. Pray 
that the Lord will raise ur> manv. If a corn of wheat 
"die, it bringeth forth much fruit." 

Monday, October 19. reading classes were started 
with Miss Emmert and Mrs. Dunning teaching. The 
new primers were nut into use and are proviner to be 
verv effective. There were about thirty enrolled in 
each class, and with the exception of two or three all 
are sticking with it and are actually learning to read. 
Some of them are auite old and it is verv difficult for 
them. There is also a writing class for those who can 
stav. This is indeed the future of the work: fathers 
and mothers who can read and the Word of God in 
the homes. 



the main factors in the success of the camp was 
the new equipment we were able to get. This con- 
sists of three new tents. One of these is complete, 
and the other two lack side curtains. We hope 
these curtains can be gotten before another sum- 
mer. For this new equipment we are very grate- 
ful to you good brethren in the church at home. 
In our camp we had a total of 61 campers. There 
were only 38 young single campers, and the others 
were pastors, their wives and children, kitchen 
help and truck drivers. The Maconaghys have in- 
vited us over to help them in a tent campaign in 
Los Cisnes next week. Early in December we were 
with the Maconaghys in tent meetings in Alejan- 
dro. I suppose Bro. Maconaghy has written or will 
write you about the results of those meetings. We 
shall probably be helping out some in tent meet- 
ings in Rio Tercero in February." 

UNDER DATE OF OCTOBER 26, 1942, Brother Or- 
ville D. Jobson writes from Bozoum, French Equatorial 
Africa, as follows: 

"We have just learned of the wonderful Easter 
Offering that the Brethren Church has given to 
Foreign Missions, and as Superintendent of the 
African Field, I desire to express on the part of 
the Church's missionaries to Africa, and the Na- 
tive Church, our appreciation to you and our 
gratitude to God for this, His abundant provision 
for every financial need. 

"In these days of uncertainty and separation 
this expression of the churches' confidence and 
backing gives courage and strength to the mis- 
sionaries. 

"We are greatly reduced in numbers and effec- 
tive prayer must continue that God will open a 
safe way through the seas for others to join us. 
At the close of this year four of our number will 
have completed their fifth year, and three others 
four years. The rest still in good health and 
strength serve on in faith that others wil ioin lis 
soon to share the burdens and responsibilities of 
the work which is receiving such tokens of bless- 
ing just now. 

"Concerning this victory offering we can surely 
use the words of the Apostle Paul. 'It is a sweet- 
smelling incense, it is an acceptable sacrifice. the 
smoke of which rises up well-pleasing to God' " 
(Phil. 4:18). 
And here we are nearing another Easter Offering 
and vet have just received word from Brother Job- 
son that he onlv learned of our last Easter Offering 
late in October. What he writes with rep-ard to "erreat- 
ly reduced numbers" and the need of "effective nravpr" 
is certainly in order at the present moment. We have 
faith to believe that the missionaries in Afrir-a are 
due to hear of a still greater Easter Offemer that wll 
assure a great group of missionaries leaving for the 
field as soon as this terrible Worlii War permits their 
passage on the sea. At the present time it lonlrs as 
thonerh this mav come much sonner than we expert, 
Anvhow. let us gather the tithes into the treasury and 
be ready. 



THINK IT OVER 

Let him who would move and convince others, be 
first moved and convinced himself. (Carlyle) 



FOUR "p's" that will bless the 
church 

1. PRAYERS— that the work 
prosper. 

2. PERSONAL INTEREST in all 

her work. 

3. PRESENCE at all her ser- 
vices. 

4. PURSE— providing for all 
her needs. 




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JANUARY 1943 

THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 
OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH 

African General Fund 

Senior Christian Endeavor, Long 
Beach, Calif. I - .$ 30.00 

African Hospital Fund 
Mrs. Emma Lichty, Sunnyside, Wash- 
ington 34.03 

African Leper Fund 

Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I__ 5102 



Dunning: Fund 

Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I 
(Baby) _ 13.03 

General Fund 

Intermediate C. E., Long Beach, Cal. 

I 10.00 

Mrs. T W. Hill, Long Beach, Calif. I 5.00 

Miscellaneous, Long Beach, Calif. I_ 1.00 

Myrtle E. Cooper, Garwin, Iowa _ 21.25 

Frank Quinn, Washington, D. C 5.00 

Mrs. F. W. Burnett, Washington, 

D. C. 5.00 

Clement L. Fry, Long Beach, Calif. I 1.00 

Jobson Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin W. Masters, Glen- 
dale, Calif. (Kathryn) 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Merritt, Peru, 
Indiana I (Mrs.) 5.00 

Kennedy Fund 

W. M. C, Long Beach, Calif. I (Spec- 
cial— Boys) 5.00 

Kliever Fund 

Junior C. E., Long Beach, Calif. I 
(Anne) 1.50 

Daily Vacation Bible School, Tracy, 
Calif. (Anne) 10.22 

Taber Fund 

Bible School, Long Beach, Calif. I 

(Charles) _ _ _ 13.66 



Wagner Fund 

C. E., Clayhole, Kentucky (Spec.) 



5.00 



Williams Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Merritt, Peru, 
Indiana I _ 5.00 



$ 30.00 



34.03 



13.03 



48.25 



5.00 



11.72 



13.66 



5.00 



5.00 



$246.71 
Gifts Outside The Foreign Missionary Society of The 

Brethren Church: 
Miss Dorothy Black — Venezuela, S. A. 
Miss Alice Coburn, Long Beach, Calif. 

I _ __ 2.00 



Miss Irene Lakey — Mexico 

Miss Helen Kindig, Long Beach, Cal. 
I _ 

Total Receipts for January 



5.00 



2.00 



5.00 
$253.71 



MRS. BARBARA HUNTER, 
Financial Secretary 

LOUIS S. BAUMAN 

Secretary-Treasurer 




(juicy, 
Mateeh! 

Why this column! Nobody 
even had an unkind thought 
about his neighbor when he was 
laughin' hard So we would en- 
courage some good hearty laugh- 



Leo Poln 



Fisherman: "I tell you it was that long, 
saw such a fish!" 
Friend: "I believe you." 



It is claimed that if the Sahara Desert were irrigat- 
ed it would be possible to grow vegetables there. To 
find spinach in the sand would be a pleasant reversal 
of the normal procedure. 



Frosh: What is the date, please? 

Prof: Never mind the date. The examination is 
more important. 

Frosh: But I wanted to have something right on 
my paper. 



"Does that young man know what time it is, Joan?' 
"Oh Dad! Can't you look at the hall clock?" 



eight 



apple 



BERKELEY, Cal. — Correcting examination papers 
at a large university is not all dull routine. Now and 
then the professors come across some choice "boners." 

Here are some gathered in a survey by the Daily 
Californian, student publication of the University of 
California: 

"The dome of St. Clement's is supported by 
peers all of which are unfortunately cracked." 

"Browning wrote principally heroic cutlets." 

"Shakespear lived at Windsor with his 
wives." 

"A spinster is a bachelor's wife." 

"The object of 'he' is 'she.' " 

"William Tell shot an arrow through an 
while standing on his son's head." 

"The opposite of pessimist is bigamist." 

"A grass widow is the wife of a vegetarian." 

"The Mediterranean and the Red Sea are connect- 
ed by the Sewage canal." 



LAY UP TREASURES 

(continued from page 134) 

the uncertain bonds of a legal will. Rather, make full 
proof of thy stewardship and give while it is still 
thine own. Some find satisfaction in the annuity 
plan. Make it safe for the Lord's work in some wav. 
Money has a fearful hold upon mankind. Many will 
fret and skimp and save, they know not why. But 
hapny are those who have found the joy of storing 
earthly life in heavenly vaults, "where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not 
break through and steal." The only money we can 
take along is what is given now. 

AN ABUNDANT ENTRANCE 

"Make to yourselves friends, bv means of the mam- 
mon of unrighteousness: that, when it shall fail, they 
may receive vou into the eternal tabernacles" (Luke 
16:9 R. V.). That is, use your money now to win 
people to the Lord, so that when vou die thev will be 
at heaven's gate to welcome vou. Verilv, what an op- 
nortunitv and what a responsibility. May every mem- 
ber of the Brethren church so elve to this foreign 
mission offering, that thev will have an abundant 
entrance into the evervlasting kingdom of our Lord 
and Savious Jesus Christ. 



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From 
Our Workers 



We have just received word that Steve Morrill has 
been so badly burned that he had to be treated at 
the hospital for second degree burns. Steve is the son 
of Rev. and Mrs Curtis Morrill, our missionaries to 
Africa who are at present ministering to the Harrah, 
Wash. Brethren Church. Remember him and the 
parents in prayer. 



Rev. Russell Williams, pastor of the New Troy 
Brethren Church, is conducting Bible classes at Ben- 
ton Harbor, Mich., and we are much interested in 
seeing this work prosper for the glory of God. If you 
live in that vicinity, or know of anyone that does, 
get in touch with Rev. Williams, Box 67, New Troy, 
Mich. 



Much progress has been reported from the new 
Brethren Mission in Firestone Park, Akron, Ohio of 
which Frank Coleman is pastor. The attendance has 
been excellent and the offering above expectation. 
May God continue to bless and prosper this new 
work. 



THE BIBLE— YET IT LIVES 

Generations follow generations — yet it lives. 

Nations rise and fall — yet ft lives. 

Kings, dictators, presidents come and go — yet it lives. 

Torn, condemned, burned — yet it lives. 

Hated, despised, cursed — yet it lives. 

Doubted, suspected, criticized — yet it lives. 

Damned by atheists— yet it lives. 

Scoffed at by scorners — yet it lives. 

Exaggerated by fanatics — yet it lives. 

Misconstrued and misstated — yet it lives. 

Ranted and raved about — yet it lives. 

Its inspiration denied — yet it lives. 

Yet it lives — as a lamp to our feet. 

Yet it lives — as a light to our paths. 

Yet it lives — as a gate to heaven. 

Yet it lives — as a standard for childhood. 

Yet it lives — as a guide for youth. 

Yet it lives — as an inspiration for the matured. 

Yet it lives — as a comfort for the aged. 

Yet it lives — as food for the hungry. 

Yet it lives — as water for the thirsty. 

Yet it lives — as rest for the weary. 

Yet it lives — as light for the heathen. 

Yet it lives — as salvation for the sinner. 

Yet it lives — as grace for the Christian. 

To know it is to love it. 

To love it is to accept it. 
To accept it means life eternal. 

— Willard L. Johnson. 



NOTHING MORE NEED BE SAID 

ONE DAY ROBERT HARKNESS, the greatly used 
hymn writer and pianist, was attending a social func- 
tion in California. He had been asked to play some 
hymns. On the program was a number in which a 
girl was to dance. The chairman of the program call- 
ed on Mr. Harkness to accompany the dance at the 
piano. There was a painful pause as Mr. Harkness 
sat still. Finally he stood and said to the chairman 
and all the people, "Mr. Chairman, and friends, my 
talent isn't mine. It is God's. I cannot use the Lord's 
talent to play for a dance." — Young People's Witness. 



ELLET BIBLE CONFERENCE 

During the last week of Oct. 1942, the First Breth- 
ren Church of the Ellet district of Akron enjoyed a 
prophetic Bible conference which was conducted by 

Dr. L. S. Bau- 
man. It was 
^'miVi ' ,n * ' indeed a ty- 

pical B a u- 
man confer- 
ence, full of 
rich tr u t h s 
from the 
Word of God. 
saturated 
with up -to - 
the minute 
surveys of 
world events 
in the light 
of the pro- 
phetic Word, 
and seasoned 
with typical 
Bauman hu- 
mor and assurance of divine favor upon His people. 
From the Ellet conference Dr. Bauman proceeded to 
New York City where he attended and was a speaker 
at the World's Prophetic Congress. 




1st Brethren Church, Ellet, Ohio 



ELLET FALL EVANGELISTIC SERVICES 

Following the prophetic Bible conference the Ellet 
church launched a two-weeks revival under the di- 
rection of Rev. J. L. Gingrich, brother of the pastor 
of the Ellet church, and pastor of the First Brethren 
Church of Allentown, Pa. Several years ago, when 
the writer was pastor of the Fair Haven Brethren 
church, near West Salem, Ohio, we had the pleasure 
of working with Joe in an evangelistic campaign. 
Just as we did then, so we again enjoyed working 
with our brother as yoke-fellows in the work to 
which our Lord so graciously called us both. 

As a result of the fearless preaching of the evange- 
list, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, who worked, 
in part, at least, through the Word that was herald- 
ed forth by the speaker, many decisions were made 
for the Lord. These included some who received Christ 
as their Saviour; others came forward to renew their 
vows and allow the Holy Spirit to rekindle the fires 
that once burned brightly, but which had been allow- 
ed to burn low; others came forward to indicate their 
desire to unite with this church, having been Christ- 
ians who liked this church and wished to make it 
their church home. The church deeply appreciated 
the labor of Joe in her midst, and sent him home with 
a fine offering as an expression of that appreciation. 
One hesitates to fully express himself concerning the 
work of an evangelist when that evangelist is one's 
own brother. However, honesty demands that we 
compliment him in his love of souls and abiding de- 
sire that they shall know the Lord. May the Lord 
richly bless him in his immediate field of labor is our 
prayer. 



ACCEPT CHRIST TODAY! 

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be 
saved." Acts 16:31. 



ALLENTOWN REVIVAL 

On Sunday night, following evening worship in the 
Ellet church, the writer left for Allentown Pa. to con- 
duct a two weeks revival in the First Brethren church 
of that city. The closer the train came to Allentown 
the colder it became, and the deeper the snow seem- 
ed to become. As we neared Harrisburg, we heard 
folks talking about the 14 inches of snow that had 
fallen just a day or so before. We wondered how that 
would effect the revival, and still don't know, though 
we wonder if it effected it adversely at all. 

Report on the meeting will be made by the pastor, 
so we shall not attempt to repeat it here. From the 
very beginning of the meeting we were deeply im- 
pressed with the interest of the Brethren, and many 



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have sent in $5 or more as a gift to our publication 
interests during the months of November, December, 
January and February. A gift of $5 or more entitles 
the donor to become a sustaining member of The 
Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Inc. If you have not 
sent in your gift, now is the time to do so. And if you 
have made a pledge during the past year and have 
not paid it, why not pay it now? Use the blank form 
appearing elsewhere in this magazine. 

Mrs. R. H. Aeby, Ind. $ 5.00 

Marie Agler, Ohio 10.00 

W. G. Belcher, Wash 5.00 

Lillian Bowers, Wash. 5.00 

Mrs. Ernest Bowman, Pa. 5.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Brewster, Ind. 5.00 

Frank Colburn, Calif. 5.00 

J. B. Coykendall, Calif. 10.00 

Mrs. Eugene Cox, Calif. 10.00 

Eleanor Culver, Wash. 5.00 

Seltha Dawson, Ind. 5.00 

W. G. Eisemann, Calif. 5.00 

Ralph Flickinger, HI. 13.50 

J. H. Foster. Africa 5.00 

Mrs. D. L. Fox, Calif. 5.00 

Ellen Greaves, Pa - 5.00 

Earl Hedrick, Calif. 10.00 

J. R. Hoffman, Wash. 5.00 

Mrs. M. Hoffman, Wash. 5.00 

Russell Hoover, Pa. 10.00 

Rev. A B. Horst. W. Va. : 5.00 

Prof. Herman Hovt, Ind. : 5.00 

Charles Kelsey, Ohio 5.00 

Mrs. E. E. Lehman, Calif _ _. 10.00 



non-Brethren who attended, in the study of the Word 
of God. That was one of the most encouraging fea- 
tures of the work there. The hospitality of the pastor, 
our brother, and his family was all that one could 
desire. The kindness and hospitality of the member- 
ship of the church was wonderful, and the food was 
such as only Pennsylvania folks can sDread on the 
table (you see we are from Pa. originally). 

To say the least we had a most wonderful time in 
teaching the Word, having fellowship with the Breth- 
ren, fishing for precious souls, and witnessing the 
power of the Holy Spirit manifesting itself in the de- 
cisions that were made. 

We would like to just say that, in our oninion. the 
Allentown church has a great future ahead. The 
foundation for such is being laid; people are being 
trained to work for the Lord; the musical talent in 
the church is among the very best we have heard 
anywhere; the pastor is a hard working servant who 
is more and more gaining the resDect and confidence 
of the community. In our opinion, the Brethren 
church will become one of the strongest, though per- 
haps not the largest, testimonies in Allentown. 

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the 
Allentown people for their gracious hospitalitv shown 
us during our ministrv in their midst. May the Lord 
richly bless them, and their pastor is our prayer. 



W. R. Lehman, Calif. 

Mrs. Alice McBride, Ohio ... 

Flora Meyer, Calif. 

Mrs. Geo. Miller, Wash. .... 
Mrs. Catherine Mize, Calif. 

Ralph Mo wen, Wash. 

Rev. W. A. Odgen, Calif. 



Rev. Claude Pearson, Calif 

Rev. Geo. Richardson, Calif. 

Mrs. W. E. Rochester, Calif 

Mrs J. Henry Salmi, Calif. 

Mrs. Frank Savage, Wash. 

Mrs. Mary Smith, Ohio 5.00 

Wayne Snyder, Ind. 5.00 

A. H. Sonnenburg, Wash 5.00 

Mrs. Ivy Staley, Wash _ 5.00 

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Many gifts of less than $5 are also sent us for pub- 
lication interests. These smaller amounts often repre- 
sent even a greater sacrifice than some of the larger 
gifts. We are glad to receive any amount, and take 
opportunity to list the following donors: 
Mrs. Opal Ball, Wash. 
Effie Eshleman, Calif. 
F. Griffin, Ohio. 
Mrs. Edith Hendrickson, Calif. 

B. Jones, Wash. 
Harry Miller, HI. 
Earl Murray, Wash. 
Barbara Musser, Ind. 
Harry Parton, Wash. 
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Mrs. J. A. Porter, Calif. 
Pearl Stuber, Ind. 

C. P. West, Wash. 

The following churches have contributed toward 
the interests of the Brethren Missionary Herald: 

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Blaine Snyder . 
Freeport Mich . 





I'M WONDERING 

I'M WONDERING IF, WHEN THE 
SHADOWS FALL, 
AND TRIALS COME — AS TRIALS OF- 
TEN DO — 
YOU KNOW THE CERTAIN REFUGE 
FROM IT ALL, 
DO YOU? 




I'M WONDERING, WHEN LONELINESS 
DESCENDS 
ALONG THE PATH WHERE YOU 
HAVE SACRIFICED, 
IF THERE YOU MEET WITH HIM, THE 
FRIEND OF FRIENDS — 
MY CHRIST. 

I'M WONDERING, HERE IN THIS 
SORRY PLACE 
OF SIN AND SHAME — WHERE NA- 
TIONS BLEED AND DIE — 
IF I MIGHT SHARE WITH YOU GOD'S 
GIFT OF GRACE. 
MAY I? 

LIFT UP YOUR HEART IN CHILD-LIKE 
FAITH. LO, HE 
IS WITH YOU ALWAYS, THOUGH 
THE PATH BE ROUGH; 
SLIP YOUR HAND IN HIS HAND, AND 
HE WILL BE 
ENOUGH. 

— Helen Frazee-Bower. 



THE 

W. M. C. NUMBER 

Vol. 5 No. 10 

MARCH 13, 1943 






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THE 




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MISSIONARY 

COUNCIL 



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PRESIDENT — Mrs. Homer A. Kent. Bex 102, Winona Lake, Indh 
VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. Melvin Fisher, Camden, Indiana. 



RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Arthur D. Cashn 
Ashland, Ohio. 



349 Ohio St., 



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LITERATURE SECRETARY — Mrs. He 
Ave., Ghent, Roanoke, Virginia. 



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PRAYER CHAIRMAN — Mrs. Edward D. Bowman, Buena Vista, Virginia. 
EDITOR — Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet. Ohio 



*1Ue MiaUttef, o^ Played 

MRS. EDWARD BOWMAN, Buena Vista, Virginia 

"This then is the message which we have heard of 
him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in 
him is no darkness at all." — I John 1:5. 

1. I Corinithians 15:10 Praise the Lord for the safe 
arrival of Brother and Sister Robert Williams in 

Africa and pray that God will enable them to learn 
the language quickly that they may be of greater 
service to Him. 

2. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 Pray that the African native evan- 
gelists will be kept true to God's Word and always 
have a real passion and zeal to win the lost to 
Christ. 

3. James 1:12 Pray that God will give the African na- 
tive Christians daily victory over the superstitions 
and heathen practices of their tribes. 

4. Isaiah 55:11 Praise the Lord for the encouraging 
report of the work in Argentina to the effect that 
the churches there will soon be self supporting. 

5. Psalm 103:2-3 Praise God for the measure of 
health He has restored to our dear Brother Mc- 
Clain and pray for his speedy and complete re- 
covery. 



OUR COVER PICTURE 

The young lady is none other than the daughter of 
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Vom Bruch — her name? Grace 
Darlene, three years, two months old. 

[ God gives us blessings, but 

■ we have to take them. 



Wmkwimdiid^ 




DEVOTIONAL 

PnxHfSUMi yQX> 

APRIL 1943 

TOPIC: "The Challenge of the Jew" 

Verse for the Month — Rom. 1:16 

HYMN— "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" 

PRAYER CIRCLE. 

BIBLE STUDY— "Bible Truths" 

ADDRESS— "Who Are The Jews" 

SPECIAL MUSIC 

ADDRESS— "A Trumpet Call To Action" 

HYMN. 

ADDRESS— "A Rabbi Finds Christ" 

BENEDICTION. 

(Articles for program furnished by the American 
Board of Missions to the Jews. If the program appears 
too long, select those articles which are of greatest 
interest to your own Council.) 



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n Missionary Herald is published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at 819 Broadway, 
Fort Wayne. Ind., by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 
3320 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Creee 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Home A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich • 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

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WHO ARE THE JEWS? 

A superintendent of a Sunday School in Scotland 
once asked, "Who are the Jews?" There was a deep 
silence in the hall! "Who are the Jews?" repeated the 
superintendent somewhat embarrassed. No answer 
came from the large assembly of young folks. Pres- 
ently a little girl arose from her seat and put her hand 
up. Nearly every scholar present turned and gave a 
look which expressed thanks to the little girl. The 
superintendent encouraged her, "Go on! tell us who 
are the Jews." The little girl bravely answered, "The 
Jews are Jewish, Sir" and sat down. 

Many of us have doubtless sometimes asked our- 
selves the question, "Who are the Jews?" and have 
been puzzled to find a satisfactory answer. No other 
ancient people have come down to modern times. 
Egyptians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Persians, Romans — all 
these and many more besides have perished. But the 
Jew has not perished. He is a living miracle among 
the peoples of the earth. From the time of Abraham, 
about 2000 B. C, until the present day — for nearly 
4000 years — he has had a continuous existence as a 
people. Throughout this period the Jews have been 
oppressed and persecuted by the cruelest enemies — 
by Pharaoh in Egypt, Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, 
Haman in Persia, Titus in Rome. They have been up- 
rooted from their land, driven out of their country, 
scattered among the nations, and trampled under- 
foot, from the destruction of Jerusalem 70 A. D. until 
the present moment. Spain killed them, England 
robbed them, Germany scorned and hated them, Rus- 
sia outrageously persecuted them, and Roumania 
cruelly banished them. Yet they continue to live and 
retain their distinction as Jews. 

Bishop Nicholson, in paying a glowing tribute to the 
Jews, says of them: "Other people, when dispersed 
abroad, are absorbed like rain drops in the ocean, but 
the Jew floats hither and thither in all waters, to 
every shore, like timber from a shipwreck, never dis- 
solving, always preserving his identity. This is phe- 
nomenal, drectly contradicting the invariable trend 
of human affairs." 

When we ask ourselves, Who are the Jews? we 
naturally think of those Jews we happen to know as 
neighbors or deal with in our stores. But today we are 
not to think of individual members of the Jewish race 
as it has been our good or ill fortune to meet them. 
Remember, there are good and bad people in all na- 
tionalities. Today we are to think of them as a na- 
tion, the descendants of God's covenant people, 
through whom we received our Bible and from whom 
we received our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and 
who are to be restored to their ancient homeland in 
accordance with the prophecies contained in God's 
Holy Word. 

Who are the Jews? A people famous for their an- 
cient culture. In personal and family life, even in the 
present state of their dispersion, they possess the same 
charactristics for which they were distinguished from 
other peoples from earliest Biblical times. Their fam- 
ily life is marked by all that is laudable and praise- 
worthy. The husband is most faithful to his wife. One 
rarely hears, if at all, of a Jewish divorce case. It is 
a proverb that we never see a Jewish tramp or a 
Jewish drunkard. It is a fact that there are no Jew- 
ish beggars. Jews are temporate, patient, loving, and 
long-suffering with one another. Their children honor 
and reverence their parents. Jewish women are pro- 
verbial for their fidelity. The ruling traits of the Jew- 
ess are simplicity of manners, modesty, economy, 
cheerfulness, piety, charity, chastity, and the training 
of her children in the way they should go. Jews are 



very hospitable, and the business of welcoming and 
looking after the poor is largely assigned to the wife. 
By the exercise of her fine intellectual powers and 
gracious manners, she prepares her home for the 
Sabbath and other religious festivals in such a way as 
would command the homage of a king. She is among 
the most charming women in the world. In all these 
matters, these people elicit our respect and admira- 
tion. 

The Jews are also remarkable for their aristocracy 
of blood and birth. One can never mistake a Jew. He 
has the mark upon his forehead of a thousand gen- 
erations. Among them we can see the sons of Abra- 
ham living today. They are unique for their witness- 
ing to the everlasting truth of God. Oppressed as they 
have been, shattered and dispersed as they are, they 
stand as a lofty monument, bearing record that God's 
word is yea and amen! "For the children of Israel 
shall abide many days without a king, and without a 
prince, and without a sacrifice" (Hos. 3:4). For the 
last nineteen centuries they have been everywhere 
and nowhere. Since they have been expatriated from 
their own country, they have been divided, without 
king, without a leader, without protection, and with- 
out an earthly friend. But God says: "I will sift the 
house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sift- 
ed in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the 
earth" (Amos 9:9). 

Where are the renowned nations of ancient times? 
Scattered, absorbed, and lost forever! Israel alone, like 
a rock upon a mountain, has remained unmoved, sep- 
arate and distinct. What a wonderful anomaly in the 
history of the world! 

The Jews are also remarkable for the love and ven- 
eration they hold toward their holy city, Jerusalem. 
Husbands and wives have often been separated by 
misfortune and even death, children have lost their 
parents, brothers and sisters have been torn apart. 
Time heals these wounds, no matter how poignant. 
But to the Jew the loss of his holy city is irreparable. 
All over the world Jews observe one day in the year, 
"Tisha B'av", as the anniversary of the destruction of 
the second temple, a sad and mournful memorial of 
the time when Titus and his soldiers entered the tem- 
ple and burned it. On the anniversary of that day 
Jews everywhere sit on the floor of their synagogues, 
fasting, praying and weeping, repeating the book of 
Lamentations, wailing and crying bitterly, "We are 
orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows" 
(Lam. 5:3). 

Despite the passing of nineteen centuries, their love 
for Jerusalem burns with an unquenchable fire, and 
their feelings for Jerusalem are just as strong as 
were those who saw the overthrow of the holy city. 
After nearly nineteen hundred years, Jerusalem, trod- 
den down of the Gentiles, still draws the Jewish 
heart with wonderful power. In this regard, no other 
city in the world can be compared with Jerusalem. 
From the four corners of the world the fiftieth gen- 
eration of Zion's exiled children come to visit her. 
They embrace the shattered fragments of her stones 
and kiss the dust thereof. What other city can life up 
her head from the midst of ruins and proudly boast 
of the pilgrimages of affection which come to her 
from the fiftieth generation of her outcast people? 
"Your house is left unto you desolate," were Christ's 
own words to the Jews. The house is theirs, though 
desolate, for no earthly dominion can take this house 
away from them. It has been occupied by the Romans. 
Persians, Saracens, Turks, Egyptians, Caliphs, Latin 
Christians, and by countless peoples: yet through all 
these changes it has been plainly proved that all were 



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The question before us as Christians is this: What 
ought we to do at this time to perform our part in 
the great program of God for the evangelization of 
the Jews? 

Now, some of us may ask: What is God's program 
and how are we to know that we ought to have a 
part in it? 

That God has a program no student of Bible pro- 



WHO ARE THE JEWS? 

(continued from page 147) 

intruders. Jerusalem cannot and will not suffer usur- 
pers and strangers to defile her and possess her. She 
keeps her bosom closed until the return of her ances- 
tral lords. 

Jews are still waiting for their holy city, the magnet 
of their hearts, and the city is waiting for the Jews 
like a mourning widow with a black veil upon her 
head hiding her beautiful face. She has no use for 
other inhabitants but waits for the return of her own 
outcast people, for whom she has a very strong af- 
finity, and the Jews have no desire for any other 
home. God has a great purpose for this city and this 
people. What is that purpose, as revealed in God's 
Word? The Jews will be converted to Christianity and 
restored to their land, and then the conversion of the 
world will occur through their instrumentality. Jew 
and Gentiles will become "one fold under one shep- 
herd." This is as wonderful a fact embosomed 'n 
prophecy as any portion of their past history. From 
a multitude of Scriptures, I will quote one passage. 
Isaiah 60:1-5: 

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory 
of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the dark- 
ness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the 
people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his 
glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall 
come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of 
thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see. 

. . thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters 
shall be nursed at thy side. . . . The abundance of the 
sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the 
Gentiles shall come unto thee." 

The apostle Paul states the same facts and gives 
the result of the Jews' conversion, which will prove 
the greatest blessing in the church of Christ — Romans 
11:12 — "Now if the fall of them be the riches of the 
world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the 
Gentiles; how much more their fulness?" 

No wonder that Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, 
went first to the Jews. No persecution, no stripes, and 
no stoning could keep him "from the Jews. Nay, he 
wished to be accursed from Christ, if by that he 
could bring about the conversion of the Jews. When a 
child of God is not guided by blind leaders, but is 
prayerfully and conscientiously searching the Word of 
God, he will discover God's plans and purpose with 
the Jews, and will put forth ceaseless and untiring 
efforts in behalf of this remarkable people. Scriptures, 
history, and common sense show us plainly that the 
Jews are the key to the conversion of the whole world. 

Then let us henceforth resolve to do our share for 
the Jew, uniting our prayers and our efforts, to usher 
in that glorious day when all peoples on earth shall 
praise the God of Israel, and Israel herself shall pro- 
claim the glad tidings of salvation in Jesus' name to 
every nation in everv clime on the face of the earth, 
phecv can doubt. The disciples said to Jesus, "What 
shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the 



world?" (Matt. 24:3). In reply to that question Jesus 
described the course of history from the destruction 
of Jerusalem in A. D. 70 to His second coming, and 
said, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his 
branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye 
know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye 
shall see all these things, know that it is near, even 
at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation 
(the Jews) shall not pass till all these things be ful- 
filled." (Matt. 24:32-34). 

One of the great crises of the last days is upon us. 
God is summoning the church to an agressive cam- 
paign of evangelization to the Jews. That such a 
crisis is upon up, witness the following facts: 

1. The church has forgotten to pray for the Jews. 

Forty years ago prayer for the Jews was a common 
thing in the pulpits and at the firesides of our Chris- 
tian communities. Now one seldom hears a prayer for 
the covenant people. 

2. God has given the church in America a marve- 
lous opportunity. There are nearly two million Jews in 
New York City alone. Think of it — every fourth man 
in New York is a Jew! God has brought them to our 
doors and is still bringing them. They have been 
brought out of a dead ecclesiasticism into contact with 
the most vital form of Christianity. Truly, some great 
purpose lies in this fact. 

3. A changed attitude exists among the Jews, and 
makes them as never before accessible to the gospel. 

The complaint is sometimes made in Jewish publica- 
tions that Jews, in coming to America toss their re- 
ligion into the ocean. In America, they are free to ex- 
amine the claims of their Messiah, the Lord Jesus 
Christ. Many are reading the New Testament, a book 
which multitudes of them never saw until they came 
to America. The time to press home their need of a 
Saviour is NOW. 

4. There is growing infidelity among Jews. Re- 
formed Judaism is but another name for unbelief in 
the Word of God. The reformed rabbis are spreading 
the poisonous teaching of modern nationalism all 
over our land. Thousands of young men, breaking 
awav from the old trammels, are following the lead 
of these false teachers. Infidel books form the staple 
reading of these bright minds. The result will soon 
appall the world. If this is not counteracted at once 
by the gospel, Jewish irreligion will mightily aid the 
forces of ungodlness in corrupting our national life. 
The safety of Christian America demands the imme- 
diate evangelization of the Jews. 

5. A spirit of anti-Semitism is becoming manfest 
on the part of the church. In spite of our boasted lib- 
erty, the presence of the Jew is distasteful to large 
numbers of our population. This SDirit of dislike is 
growing rapidly and is affecting multitudes of worldly 
Christians. To the church belongs the dutv of teach- 
ing and exemplifying the love of Christ for all men, 
especially for the Jews. Otherwise there will be an 
awful eruption of race antagonism. 

6. The methods of Jewish mission work are un- 
known to the church. One after another of our great 
denominations has given up gospel work among the 
Jews. Thev seem unable to conduct such missions with 
success. The failure lies with the church. The work 
of evangelizing the Jew is one of peculiar difficulty 
and requires the fulfillment of certain conditions for 
success. In Europe Jewish missions have been con- 
ducted with much success. But there thev have in- 
vested hundreds of thousands of dollars in it. Per- 
haps a proportionate expenditure of time and money 

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MAR C H 13, 1943 



"/7 Rattu 4uuk GJtsad" 

(The Story of Dr. Leopold Cohn) 



I was born in 1862, at Berezna, a little town in the 
east of Hungary, where I was brought up in the strict 
orthodox Jewish religion. In that country the Roman 
and Greek Catholic Christians openly exhibit their 
idolatrous habits, such as prostrations on the high- 
ways before crosses and images. 

At twenty years of age I was proficient in Hebrew 
literature and the Talmudic law. I received from sev- 
eral Rabbis, in whose colleges I had studied, a diploma 
of my good character and acquirements and also au- 
thority to become a rabbi. Shortly after, I was called 
to practice my rabbinical duties. 

At my leisure I had frequent recourse to my Tal- 
mud, in which I once read the following: "The world 
is to stand six thousand years, viz; two thousand, 
confusion and void, two thousand with the law, and 
two thousand, the times of the Messiah!" The very 
first and most authoritative commentary's explana- 
tion on the last clause is, "Because after the second 
two thousand years the Messiah must have come, and 
the wicked kingdom should have been destroyed." 

This struck me very forcibly. I now saw that the 
time of the Messiah was over a thousand years ago. 
according to the Jewish reckoning. I continued to 
study the prophets with greater zeal. Whilst doing so, 
the spirit of God's Word took hold of my mind and 
heart. I then discovered that much of the Talmudic 
law is subersive to the plain Word of God. I could find 
no rest nor peace for my troubled soul. I asked many 
other rabbis how they reconciled certain passages in 
the Talmud with the Word of God, and also about 
the Messiah, but I received no satisfactory answer. 
When they heard me finding so much fault with the 
Holy Talmud, it was quite enough to make them 
mad. Bitter persecution and excommunication fol- 
lowed. Several rabbis tried to make peace between us, 
but without success. I was sure that I had not com- 
mitted any crime, so I simply referred to the plain 
Word of God, and said, "Let any rabbi give me a sat- 
isfactory answer." 

About the middle of March, 1892, in obedience to a 
voice in my heart, I found myself in the great city of 
New York. On the third Saturday after my arrival, a 
Hebrew sign attracted my attention. I stopped, and 
read, "Here is a meeting for Jews." Curiosity led me 
to enter. One of my countrymen passed by and said, 
"You had better come away from here. There are 
apostates in that church; they say that the Messiah 
has come already." But I longed to enter that church 
and hear their ideas about the Messiah. I freed my- 
self from my companion and went into the church, 
but seeing the preacher on the platform, as well as 
the audience, bareheaded, I turned quickly and went 
out. The janitor noticing this, gave me the address of 
the preacher and the following Mondav I called on 
him at his home. After a little talk, he gave me a 
Hebrew New Testament, which I had never seen nor 
heard of before. I went to my room with it in my 
pocket. I began to read it at eleven o'clock in the 
morning, and continued after midnight, without din- 
ner or supper, and without sleep. 

Then followed a period of bitter and fierce persecu- 
tion at the hands of my countrymen. I could not go 
into the street, for fear of being stoned; and I was 
not even safe in my room. At last the way was opened 
for me to flee to Scotland, where I stayed in Edin- 
burgh for some time, studying in the new College of 
the Free Church. While this was happening, my wife 
and children were still in Hungary. When it became 
known that I had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, the 



news was cabled to my home town, and my friends 
and relatives gave me up as an apostate. 



But my wife refused to believe the news. She had a 
great desire to join me and find out for herself. After 
many perils and no little opposition, she arrived in 
Edinburgh. The first question she asked me was: "Is 
this true, that you have become an apostate?" 

I replied that I had not forsaken the God of Israel, 
but had found the Messiah, that One, Whom the 
Jews know by the name of the Crucified One, Whom 
they are taught to detest. When she heard this con- 
fession, she said, "That is enough. I will rest a few 
days, and then I will return to Hungary. I will not be 
the wife of an apostate." 

But later, she decided she would stay, on the con- 
dition that she keep her religion and I keep mine. A 
few years later she accepted the Saviour, and has 
been a most powerful help to me in my gospel work. 

Then came the call to return to America to labor 
among my brethren. I came, and started a mission in 
that part of Brooklyn known as Brownsville, where 
there are now about 150,000 Jews. I had no society to 
back me, no board, nothing save the Lord Jesus Christ. 
For nearly two years we passed through untold strug- 
gles. Sometimes there was not even food in the house. 
Those were times of severe testings; but then came a 
change, and friends were raised for the work. I was 
enabled to open a mission in the Williamsburg section 
of Brooklyn, an even larger Jewish center than 
Brownsville, and have continued there ever since. 

It is now over forty years since the Lord led Dr. 
Leopold Cohn to Brooklyn. The Mission which he 
founded at the cost of so much suffering has been 
greatly blessed by the Holy Spirit. Since its beginning, 
there have been more than 2,500 actual public confes- 
sions and baptisms. Its corporate name is "The Am- 
erican Board of Missions to the Jews, Inc." and it is 
now being continued under the direction of Dr. Cohn's 
son, Rev. Joseph Hoffman Cohn. The headquarters 
occupy two buldings in Brooklyn, and branches have 
been added, as the Lord led, in Pittsburgh, Phila- 
delphia, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Poland; and Paris, 
France. Representatives are at work in Columbus, 
Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Sidney, Australia; and Jeru- 
salem, Palestine. The Mission publishes a paper for 
Jews, "The Shepherd of Israel." and one for Chris- 
tians, "The Chosen People." It also distributes Hebrew 
and Yiddish Bibles and Testaments and publishes 
Yiddish tracts which have been used to the conver- 
son of many. 

Let us acquaint ourselves with this work and dis- 
cover what part God would have us take in it. The 
precious gospel committed to us is for all; "For there 
is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for 
the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon 
Him." (Romans 10:12). 

"Israel's sheep scattered far and wide, 
Wandering about with no shepherd to guide. 
Far from the Saviour Who for them has died; 
What are you doing for them?" 

1. How can we make our Jewish neighbors feel that 
we have love for them, and would welcome their 
presence among us, especially in our church? 

2. Is there anything we can do to reduce or counter- 
act anti-Jewish sentiment in our town? 

3. How many of us could subscribe to "The Shepherd 
of Israel" for one Jewish family in our town, (rate 
50c per year)? Who have Jewish friends or ac- 
quainces in other towns that might read this 
magazine? Who will subscribe for them? 

4. Would our church be interested in having a field 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



w. m. e. 

Dear Sisters of the W.M.C. 
Greetings: 

Truly I thought there must be a real paper shortage, 
as I have looked in vain to see letters from other 
Councils, for such a long time. Then realizing how 
careless we ourselves had been in sending in news, I 
decided to do something about it. Hence this letter. 

Many things have taken place in the past few 
months which make it hard to assemble ourselves to- 
gether. However, our meetings are splendidly attended 
regardless. Uncle Sam says, "No pleasure driving" — 
now I ask you, dare we take our cars to attend W.M.C. 
when it is such a pleasure? But on the other hand we 
are privileged to take our cars for business reasons! So 
I guess it will be OK. For after all we are on very im- 
portant business, "THE BUSINESS OF OUR LORD 
AND KING." 

In our Conemaugh church we have a Junior and 
Senior Council. On January 19th, at 7:30, we had a 
joint meeting at the church. Thirty women braved 
one of the worst blizzards of the winter to attend. A 
very splendid program was given with Mrs. Evelyn 
Riblett as leader. Miss Ruth Snyder, our missionary 
waiting passage to Africa, gave the Bible study from 
"Bible Truths," which was greatly enjoyed by all. 
Mrs. W. C. Yeager very ably gave the mission study. 
A ladies quartet and a duet also added to the en- 
joyment of the evening. Then followed the prayer 
circle, after which simultaneously the seniors met 
with their president, Mrs. Robert Reighard, and the 
Juniors with Mrs. Raymond Anthony for a short bus- 
ness session. Following the business session a delicious 
lunch was served. 

We enjoy the studies in BIBLE TRUTHS greatly in 
our regular meetings. We have the study presented 
in varied forms as each leader has her own unique 
way of presenting it. God is wonderfully blessing the 
councils here, both spiritually and materially for whch 
we praise Him. 

We are living in a world face to face with hunger. 
Oh, that we might see a real spiritual hunger. Jesus 
said in John 6:48, "I am the Bread of Life." Let us 
pray that we may see a great spiritual thirst. John 
4:14 says, "But whosoever drinketh of the water that 
I shall give him, shall never thirst again." 

Last of all. may we be clothed with spiritual cloth- 
ing, Isaiah 61:10. "He hath clothed me with the gar- 
ment of salvation. He hath covered me with the robe 
of righteousness." 

Yours in His service, 
Mrs. A. L. Lantz, Corresponding Secretary 
115 Oak Street, 
Conemaugh, Pennsylvania. 

P.S. — Just received the W.M.C. copy of Herald for 
January and was pleased to note several fine letters 
from other councils. We can indeed be proud of such 
a fine church paper. 



A RABBI FINDS CHRIST 

(continued from page 149) 

representative from the American Board of Mis- 
sions to the Jews come to speak at a Sunday ser- 
vice? 
5. Could our missionary society include support for 

this Jewish mission in its annual budget? 
6 Would any of us distribute tracts for Jews among 
the Jews of our town? The American Board of Mis- 
sions to the Jews can furnish some excellent ones in 
paralled Yiddish-English edition. 



ERNEST AND FRANK 

From W. 10th St. Brethren Church Bulletin 

Mrs. Ernest: "Wasn't that a fine W. M. C. meeting 
iast Friday night at Mrs. Esther McMurray's? Every- 
one seemed to enjoy it and there were 21 members 
and one guest present. 

Mrs. Frank: "Mrs. Ruth Satterfield made a fine 
leader. She certainly was well prepared. That helps 
us to enjoy it. We should have more than 22 at our 
meetings. As many women as there are in our con- 
gregation, we should have 50 present each month. 
We all need some of the same courage and will to do 
for God that the blind Korean missionary, whom Mrs. 
Karl Garling told us about, had. This blind Korean 
walked 600 miles to learn Braille so he could teach 
others about Christ." 

Mrs. Ernest: "It certainly makes one feel guilty 
when we hear of other people doing so much to get 
the gospel out to others. There are many times I 
fail to testify to others concerning their souls. I 
could have gone to the rally at Homerville if I would 
have put forth more effort. I know I missed a spirit- 
ual blessing. The ladies over there are sending out six 
hundred gospel tracts each month. The women at 
Wooster have a great time making calls." 

Mrs. Frank: "Well, March 13 should be a red letter 
day for us. That will be an all day meeting for the 
women of our church. We will start at 2 p. m. to 
make calls. A picnic supper will be held at the church 
at 6:30. The regular meeting will be conducted during 
the supper hour. The evening will be spent making 
more calls. This gives all an opportunity. Those who 
work during the day can make their calls in the 
evening." 

Mrs. Ernest: "That is almost a month from now. 
Surely we can plan to keep that day free. After all, 
the Lord's work is the most important of all." 

Mrs. Frank: "I like that calling card idea that Mrs. 
Messner showed us. After all when a business man 
makes a call he usually leaves a card as a reminder 
of what he has to offer. Well, we are in the biggest 
business on earth, and we have something real to 
offer. Our calling card will contain a glorious mess- 
age offering Christ as Redeemer, and giving all the 
opportunity to worship with us." 

Mrs. Ernest: "I like the idea of calling in groups. 
I enjoy the fellowship we have together, and it is 
much easier to talk to folks when you have a friend 
along." 

Mrs. Frank: "If we all do all we can, with much 
prayer, we shall certainly see good results. Mrs. Merle 
Owens, our secretary, will be glad to receive any 
names of persons on whom we should call. Trans- 
portation will be made available both afternoon and 
evening." 



Much is written and spoken concerning "The Am- 
erican way" but no one seems to ask, "How did we 
get that way?"— Will H. Houghton. 



The strength of any nation is eventually determined 
through its righteousness ... In the final analysis 
one's faith in Almighty God is his first line of de- 
fense. — Norman B. Jerome. 



The science of personal religion is by far the most 
important, the most universal, the oldest, and the 
most fruitful of all the experimental sciences. — Ralph 
G. Turnbull. 



ISN'T IT TRUE? 

The larger a chap's head gets, the easier to fill his 
shoes. — (Graphic Arts Review). 



STOP 

GIVE YOUR LIFE to God, and God will give you 
back your life. 



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MARCH13, 1943 



The £iite/Jvoad 



APRIL 
CHRIST OUR VICTORY OVER DEATH 



"The resurrection morn has come, 
Christ has arisen from the tomb; 
Has scattered back its night of gloom, 
And leads the way to heaven and home. 

O death, where is thy venom sting? 
O grave, where is thy victory? 
The Lord to both now holds the key, 
While happy saints their homage bring. 




Hymn — "He Lives" 

Prayer 

Scripture— Rev. 1:18; I Cor. 15:55-58; Matt. 28:1-9 

Prayer Circle 

Special Music 

Devotional Topic — "Christ Our Victory in Death" 
by Miss Ruth Snyder 

Business Session 
Benediction 



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PRAYER BOX 

1. Praise the Lord for a living Saviour. 

2. Pray for our missionaries in Africa and South 
America, and for our foreign missions offering. 

3. Pray for our national officers. 

4. Pray for your local work. 

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Our Sisterhood year is more than half gone. What 
have you been doing? Surely every society has ac- 
complished something in Sisterhood that would en- 
courage and help the other girls. Why not write a 
letter to your General Secretary this month and 
share your news with the other girls through the 
Herald. 



o£ Motif and Maltha 



CHRIST OUR VICTORY OVER DEATH 

THE POWERFUL ENEMY: 

A young man set out to conquer the world. He ac- 
complished his task but he did not enjoy his victories, 
for he died. He was Alexander the Great. A great mu- 
sician filled the air with the sweetest of music. Just 
as his greatest powers were about to be realized, his 
life was cut off. He was Franz Schubert. A nation's 
life was at stake. Only one great soul seemed able to 
handle the tasks of state. An assassin's bullet de- 
stroyed the hopes of that nation when Abraham 
Lincoln's life was taken. A brave young man sacri- 
ficed his life for his country, but he never knew the 
honors bestowed upon him for his life was ended. 
He was Colen Kelly. 

We could continue to look at history's pages and 
find that time after time, just as hopes were bright- 
est, death has destroyed those very hopes. Read the 
Old Testament and see how the record of every king 
of Israel is terminated with the tragic words, "He 
died." 

Man has done all within his power to overcome 
this great enemy. All the resources of science have 
been thrown into this battle with death, but always 
death has emerged victorious. All mankind, the rich, 
the poor, the strong, the weak, the old, the young, 
has fallen before this dreadful enemy. 

The MIGHTY DELIVERER 

Life would be dreary indeed if all were to be ended 
with the words, "He died." However, there was a man 
who said to a sorrowing woman, "I am the resurrec- 
tion, and the life; he that believeth in me, though 
he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth 
and believeth in me shall never die." (John 11:25, 26) 
This Man cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come 
forth." And he that was dead came forth. (John 11: 
43, 44) When faced with His own death, this Man 
could say to one dying with Him, "Today shalt thou 
be with me in paradise." This Man, our Lord Jesus, 
is the mighty Deliverer from the fear of death. He 
it was who died for our sins and was buried and rose 
again the third day. (I Cor. 15:3, 4) A new thing had 
happened in the world. No longer is it necessary to 
end each record with the words, "He died," for the 
Deliverer has come. Now we can exclaim with the 
apostle Paul, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, 
and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For 
since by man came death, by man came also the re- 
surrection of the dead." (I Cor. 15:20, 21) 

This mighty Deliverer will put all enemies under 
His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is 
death. (I Cor. 15:26) 



c#04a* AU<d 9t? 



George Washington is remembered because he spoke 
truth. How much more wonderful that we may be re- 
membered in a much more wonderful manner by our 
God if we speak GOD'S TRUTH, the gospel message! 
Will you be remembered as the rewards for faithful- 
ness are given out? 



God is looking for men who are big enough to be 
small enough to be used of God in a big way. 



THE GREAT TRIUMPH 

This Christ not only gives the victories of the 
present world but all future triumphs are in His 
hands. "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, 
we are of all men most miserable." 

Today death still has a sting, the grave still has a 
victory, for we still part with our loved ones and 
leave them in their tombs for years. No one denied 
the grim reality of death. Our soldiers in Africa and 
the Solomons know that death is still the Reaper. 
But today is not the last day, for another day is com- 
ing — "then shall be brought to pass the saying that 
is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." I Cor. 
15:54) 

In the preceeding months we have seen how Christ 



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is our victory in various phases of our life. However, 
there is no way in which our lives will show the vic- 
tories of Christ like the hope of a blessed life beyond 
the grave. None of our victories will be shortlived for 
they will culminate in the victory over death. We can 
see our dreams defeated, our loved ones go from us, 
but we can still live a victorious life for we have hope 
of a perfect life in the presence of the eternal God. 
We can bear our sorrows now for some day He "shall 
wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall 
be no more death, neither shall there be any more 
pain." (Rev. 21:4) 
Yes, He hath come — the mighty Champion comes. 
Whose potent spear shall give thee thy death-wound 
Shall crush the conqueror of conquerors, 
And desolate stern Desolation's lord. 
Lo, where He cometh! the Messiah comes! 
The King! the Comforter! the Christ! He comes 
To burst the bonds of death, and overturn 
The power of time. Hark! the trumpet's blast 
Rings o'er the heavens! They rise the myriads rise- 
Even from their graves they spring, and burst the 

chains 
Of torpor. He has ransomed them! 



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PRESIDENT — Loraine Sickel, G542 Paramount, Long Beach, Californi 

VICE PRESIDENT — Dorothy Wolf, Winona Lake, Indiana. 

GENERAL SECRETARY — Lorraine Dyer, 640 14th Street, S.E., Wash 

ington, D. C. 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY — Evelyn Fuqua, 2500 E. 113th St., Los 

geles, California. 
TREASURER — Louise Klmmel, Berne, Indiana. 
ASSISTANT TREASURER — Elaine Polman, Box 814, 658 So. Hope St. 

Los Angeles, California. 
LITERATURE SECRETARY — Elolse Christy, R.R. No. 2, Box 194 

Geneva, Indiana. 
SENIOR PATRONESS — Mrs. Leo Polman, 4007 Tacoma Ave., Fort Wayne 

Indiana. 
JUNIOR PATRONESS — Miss Mabel Donaldson, 4328 Garrison Street, N.W. 

Washington, D. C. 
SENIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material In the Herald. 

2. 50% of membership completing Blblo reading: Genesis, Psalms and 
Matthew. 

3. 60% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Addition of at least one new Sisterhood girl to the society. 
6. Cabinet meetings In fall and spring. 

6. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

7. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by August 10. 

8. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Secre- 
tary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

9. 75% of membership filling dime calendars. Send money to Financial 
Secretary before July 31 for the higher education of missionaries' 
children. 

10. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the general fund, goal number 8, 
should average at least one dollar per member per year. 

JUNIOR GOALS: 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using ALL material In the Herald. 

2. 60% of membership completing Bible reading: Genesis and Matthew. 

3. 50% of membership reading at least one mission book. 

4. Addition of at least one new Sisterhood girl. 

6. One box, at least, of bandages sent to the Bandage Secretary by July 31. 

6. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by August 10. 

7. An offering received at each meeting and sent to the Financial Sec- 
retary before January 31 and July 31 for the General Fund. 

8. One dime calendar filled. Send money to Financial Secretary before 
July 31 for the higher educatlonl of missionaries* children. 

9. HONOR GOAL — The offering for the General Fund, goal number 
7 should average fifty cents per member per year. 



"Ikuvk 9t Que* 



The call of God to a piece of work is the guaran- 
tee that He will be the resource of all the strength 
needed. 



The miracles of God are not mere marvels or won- 
ders. They are the mighty signs of an omnipotem 
God wrought for the good of men, for their spiritual 
enlightenment, and as a testimony to the one true 
God. — Harold L. Lundquist. 



A TRUMPET CALL TO ACTION 
IN BEHALF OF ISRAEL 

(continued from page 148) 

will prove equally productive here. Why not try it? 
The facts that constitute the summons of God to 
evangelize the Jews are as follows: 

1. The voice and command of promise. "For thus 
saith the Lord; sing with gladness for Jacob, and 
shout among the chief of the nations; publish ye, 
praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the rem- 
nant of Israel" (Jer. 31:7). How many of us are say- 
ing that? See also Romans 10:1, "Brethren, my heart's 
desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might 
be saved." And Psalm 122:6, "Pray for the peace of 
Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." A great 
blessing is in store for those who love Jerusalem. 

2. Common gratitude. All our Christian peace and 
hope has come to us through the Jewish race. They 
have witnessed through long centuries to the truth of 
the oneness and unity of God — see Isaiah 43:10, 11. 
The Bible that guides and comforts us came from God 
through their hands. Our Saviour was by birth a Jew. 
All that the Christian has, we owe to the Jew. 

3. The fruitful character of the Jewish Mission 
field. Much fruit has been gathered during the past 
century. There are in the world 16 million Jews. In 
the nineteenth century 72,000 Jews accepted Christ 
in Protestant churches, not to mention the 132,000 
baptized into Greek and Roman churches. The number 
of baptized converts among the heathen in the same 
time was 2,000,000, or one to every 525 of the popula- 
tion. The same degree of success among the heathen 
as among Jews would have given 7,000,000 converts. 
That is to say, there are seven Jews converted to every 
two heathen. When we compare the cost of evange- 
lizing the Jew with the number of Jews converted, no 
mission field of modern times has been so fruitful as 
the Jewish field. 

4. The utter inadequacy of the efforts being put 
forth. It is clearly apparent that the church of Christ 
in America has not carefully considered the cause of 
Jewish Missions. She has never searched out the solu- 
tion of the problem connected with this work. Hence, 
not understanding the needs, the church has never 
been able to meet the demands. A readjustment of 
all our missionary enterprises is the crying need of 
the hour. 

5. The apathy of the church in the presence of 
such a mission field is sinful and alarming. It can 

only result in judgment from God. So unmistakable a 
call has not been presented to American churches in 
a hundred years. Yet in the face of this open door, 
the churches of our land are absolutely indifferent. 
This is the crisis and this is the summons. In view of 
the mass of dying Jewish humanity all about us, this 
appeal should have a powerful effect and response. 
"The day is short, the work is vast, the reward is 
great, and the Master urges." 

In Esther 9:3 (Revised Version), it says: "They that 
did the King's business, helped the Jews." 

During the past hundred years in the United States 
there have been a few weak and scattered organiza- 
tions for Jewish evangelization. Most of them have not 
been permanent and the few churches that made such 
efforts found their organizations difficult to operate, 
not only because of the tragic lack of interest in their 
support, but also because Jews require a special ap- 
proach adapted to their different psychology and 
background. For this reason missionary institutions 
conducted by Jewish Christians have proved highly 
successful. One such Jewish Christian enterprise, The 
American Board of Missions to the Jews, Inc., of 
Brooklyn, New York, has achieved more than ordin- 
ary results. It was founded by a converted rabbi, Rev. 
Leopold Cohn, D. D„ whose life story we are to hear 
as a part of this missionary program this afternoon. 



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W 



^he P&ibo-tuUUy, 2>eiiy and MiaUtsiy 
0{f lite Jtolf SpMi" 



By Prof. Homer A. Kent 



Shortly before leaving the earth Jesus said to His 
disciples, "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; It is ex- 
pedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, 
the Comforter will not come unto 
you; but if I depart, I will send Him 
unto you" (John 16:7). Our Lord was 
speaking of the Holy Spirit. He con- 
sidered it more important for the 
disciples that He Himself should go 
away and that the Holy Spirit should 
come to them, than that He should 
remain upon the earth and the Spirit 
oe withheld. What is the nature of 
this one of whom Jesus spoke? In 
— this brief article we can merely sug- 
gest three phases of the theme of the 
Holy Spirit. 




Rev. Kent 



HIS PERSONALITY 

The Holy Spirit is a person. He is just as truly a 
person as is God the Father or Jesus Christ the Son 
He is the third person of the blessed trinity. How 
few have really caught the import of this fact! A cer- 
tain college professor said, "For twenty years I look- 
ed upon the Holy Spirit as an influence and in twen- 
ty years never won a soul; one year ago I came to 
know Him as a person, and guided by Him, in twelve 
months, I have won seventy-three souls to Christ." 
Thus it is of the highest practical importance that we 
know whether the Holy Spirit is a power which we in 
our weakness and ignorance are somehow to get hold 
of and use, or whether He is a personal being, infin- 
itely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely tender, who is 
to get hold of and use us. 

It is also important from the standpoint of wor- 
ship that we know whether the Holy Spirit is a person 
worthy to receive our adoration, faith, and love or 
simply an influence emanating from God. If the Holy 
Spirit is a divine person and we know it not, we are 
robbing a divine being of the love and adoration 
which are his due. 

How then may it be determined whether or not He 
is a person? In the first place, by the personal pro- 
nouns which are repeatedly used of Him. In the verse 
quoted at the beginning of this article, Jesus said, "I 
will send Him unto you." And in the verse immedi- 
ately following He said, "And when He is come. He 
will reprove the world, of sin, and of righteousness, 
and of judgment" (16:8). Such passages could be 
multiplied. The scriptures do not speak of the Spirit 
as "it." Let none of us fall into tbis error! 

Furthermore, the scriptures ascribe to the Holy 
Spirit all the characteristics which only a person can 
possess. The Holy Spirit knows (1 Cor. 2:10, 11). He 
loves (Rom. 15:30). Charles Spurgeon once said, "We 
often hear of the love of God, and the love of Christ, 
but how seldom of the condescension of the Holy 
Spirit Who comes and dwells within these poor un- 
worthy temples of ours." He grieves (Eph. 4:30). On- 
ly a person can grieve. He speaks (Rev. 2:7). Speech 
is an attribute of personality. The Holy Spirit makes 
intercession (Rom. 8:26). These and other personal 
attributes are ascribed to the Holy Spirit all through 
the Word. He is a person Whom it is our privilege to 
know intimately. 

HE IS DEITY 

The Holy Spirit is also God. As we peruse the Scrip- 



tures, this fact presents itself in a variety of ways. 
Divine attributes are continually ascribed to Him. He 
is called the eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14). His work did 
not begin at Pentecost. He, together with the Father 
and the Son, existed jointly before the worlds were 
brought into being. He is shown to be omnipresent 
(Ps. 139:7-10). He is everywhere. It is impossible to 
flee from His presence go where you will. He is the 
unseen presence wherever man may be or in what- 
ever state of soul. 

Omnipotence is another attribute belonging to the 
Holy Spirit. He is all powerful. The Angel Gabriel 
was sent from heaven to tell Mary that "The Holy 
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the 
highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that 
holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called 
the Son of God." (Lk. 1:35) The Holy Spirit is om- 
nipotent. 

He is also omniscient. He knows all things. Jesus 
spoke definitely of His knowledge in John 16:12 and 
13. The Holy Spirit is the guide "into all truth." 

Not only does the Holy Spirit possess all of the 
distinctively divine attributes. He is expressly called 
God. Peter, in speaking to Ananias who had lied 
about his offering, said, "Ananias, why hath Satan 

filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? 

Thou hast not lied unto men but unto God." (Acts 
5:3-4). 

HIS MINISTRY 

The precious truth of God's Word is that this won- 
derful Person Who is God Himself comes to dwell 
with every believer. By Him, first of all, the believer 
is born again (Tit. 3:6). Then, ever after this ex- 
perience, He makes His abode in the temples of clay 
which are the believers' bodies. He is the believer's 
Comforter, "the One called alongside to help." He 
helps him in his prayer life. He helps him midst his 
burdens and his sorrows. He makes him sensitive to 
sin. He is the believer's source of power (Acts 1:8). 
The Holy Spirit helps believers to become Christlike. 
We read that after Peter and John were filled with 
the Holy Spirit, men took knowledge of them that 
they had been with Jesus. It is ever so. It will be so 
in your life, reader of these words. "Be filled with 
the Spirit," (Eph. 5:18) we are commanded. He is 
waiting to fill us. Will we empty our lives of the self 
that is there that we may be filled with Himself? 
This is the way of power and blessing. 



PRAYER ANSWERED QUICKLY 

Two girls were praying together one night, and at 
the close one jumped up, but the other remained 
quietly by the bed. 

"What were you waiting for, sister?" 

"I was listening for God to answer," said her sis- 
ter. "Don't you remember Miss Raynor said we mustn't 
hurry over our praying? She said that was like a boy 
that knocked <it her door, and then ran away before 
she could open it. So I always wait to see if God 
wants to say anything to me." 

"Did He say anything to you tonight, sister?" asked 
the other, looking startled. 

"You know," was the answer in a low tone, "we 
said, 'God bless all our friends,' and right away I 
thought of Sadie Burwell, because we had a fuss today, 
and while I waited God said, 'Tell her you are sorry'." 

Try listening to see what God will say to you. It 
will be worth while. — Anna L. Dreyer, in Our Pente- 
costal Boys and Girls. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




With 
Christian Endeavorers 




VARIOUS WAYS CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORS 
CAN DO MISSIONARY WORK 

A church without a missionary vision is a dead 
church. And the same truth applies to individuals, 
and classes, and C. E. societies. Without a vision, the 
people perish, and that applies both ways. How then 
can Christian Endeavorers keep alive a missionary 
spirit and a missionary zeal? Charity, we are told, 
begins at home; and the same is true of missionary 
work. The disciples were to evangelize Jerusalem 
before they went to the uttermost parts of the earth. 
So we, as Christian Endeavorers, must begin at home. 
Crossing the seas does not make a missionary, nor 
does that in itself generate missionary spirit. We are 
all to be witnesses, missionaries, and if we have that 
true spirit of willingness to do His will, all else will 
take its proper course. If we desire to do His will, 
we will look for avenues of service. And "he that 
seekth, findeth — " in this particular field, for there 
is so much to be done. But what can we do as a group 
to foster the missionary spirit? 

Many times a rescue mission in the locality will 
afford an opportunity for a regular testimony among 
the down and outers of our own community. Some- 
times a poor farm or a hospital will be glad to have 
a group come and sing and give testimonies. Or if 
these are not available, organize a group which will 
go among the sick and shut-ins of your own church 
on Sunday afternoons and sing and give testimonies. 
Such work will bring joy to those for whom it is in- 
tended, and will bring greater joy to those who min- 
ister. My first taste of Christian work was in avenues 
such as have been mentioned, and the taste led to 
craving for that work, and the craving to the engag- 
ing in it on a full-time scale. 

Then one of the greatest ways in which a society 
can do missionary work is to keep alive an interest 
in foreign missions. I am convinced that the Lord 
would send far more laborers into the harvest if He 
could find them. Not all of us could go, but a lot 
more could go than are going. The call to the mission 
field often comes through a meeting where a mis- 
sionary is the speaker. Every group should have a 
missionary speaker occasionally. If you are near a 
Bible Institute of some kind, you can often get one 
to come through them. It will be well worth the cost 
of bringing them out. Then, in between speakers, car- 
ry on a correspondence with some missionaries. You 
will find some of our own missionaries willing and 
able to write you some most interesting letters con- 
cerning their work. Have several of your members re- 
sponsible for writing to one missionary each, for the 
society, and you will have a letter or two a month 
from different fields telling of what the Lord is doing 
there. Thus you can make missions a vital part of 
your program, and through that, perhaps some of 
your group will feel the call to serve God in a foreign 
field. A circulating library of several good missionary 
biographies will help toward this end, too. If you 
have none, your C. E. might well start one, adding a 
book or two a month. They will be worth far more 
than their cost to you. These are but a few sugges- 
tions — from them you can doubtless garner more. 

Yours for a better, missionary spirit, 
Ralph J. Colburn, 
Assistant Missionary Director, 

Brethren National C. E. Union. 



A MODEL C. E. MEETING 

— May be led by anybody; 

— Should be participated in by everybody; 

— Must be monopolized by nobody; 

— Is where everybody is somebody. 



"What was the most important contribution of 
Christian Endeavor to your life?" This was the ques- 
tion asked of Mrs. Orval Jones of the Peru Brethren 
Church. Here is her answer: "The most important 
contribution of C. E. toward my life was in teaching 
me how to pray. Before I became a member of the 
C. E. Society, I didn't know or think very much about 
the power of prayer, but in the C. E. group we learned 
how to pray and for what things to pray." Have you 
allowed C. E. and the Lord of C. E., by His spirit, to 
control your life? 



o 



WUa Am 9? 



Quizzes on Bible characters from a game published 
and copyrighted by Zondervan. Price 50c. 

1. My name apparently means "mistress," or, "lady;" 
and I am the only one found by this name in the 
New Testament. 

2. My sister's name was Mary, and my brother was 
Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead. 

3. St. John said I lived in Bethany. 

4. Mary and I entertained Jesus and His Disciples at 
a hospitable feast where I sat at his feet. 

For answer see bottom of page. 



We must not think of the Spirit filling our hearts 
as a bushel of oats fill an empty basket. The Holy 
Spirit is not a substance to fill an empty receptable, 
but a Person to control another person. — Kenneth S. 
Wuest. 



Are there not those in our day who would be great- 
ly disturbed if the deathlike quiet and dignity of their 
church services were to be broken by the cry of a new 
born babe in Christ? — Harold L. Lundquist. 




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2ueltio.+i 0/ tke ManiU WUif 2>ld Qod P&imit Sin? 



Is it right for a person to say that he is saved before 
he dies? May I know that I am saved, and, if so, on 
what authority? 

If you really are saved you may know it on the au- 
thority of God's Word. God says in John 3:36: "He 
that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life." You 
know whether you believe on the Son or not. If you 
do believe on the Son you know you have everlasting 
life because God says so. 

Again, I John 5:11, 12: "This is the record, that 
God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in 
His Son. He that hath the Son hath life, and he that 
hath not the Son of God, hath not life." For one who 
believes on the Son, to doubt he has life is to make 
God a liar. 

Furthermore, anyone who has received Jesus as 
his Saviour may know that he is a child of God, for 
God says in John 1:12: "But as many as received 
Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of 
God." 

Again, everyone that believes on Jesus has a right 
to know that he is justified, that his sins are all for- 
given, and that God counts him righteous in Christ. 
He .has a right to know it on the very best ground, 
namely, because God says so. We read in Acts 13:38. 

39: "Be it known unto therefore that through 

this Man i& preached unto you forgiveness of sins, 
and by Him all that believe are justified from all 

things " Notice, it says: "All that believe are 

justified." If you do believe on Jesus, God says you 
are justified! 

Many people doubt their salvation because they 
look at their feelings instead of looking at the 
Word of God. It is not a question at all of whether 
you feel that you are a child of God — it is simply 
a question of what God says — and if you look at 
your feelings instead of the Word of God, you make 
God a liar for the sake of your feelings. , 

God caused one book of the Bible to be written 
for the very purpose that everyone that believes 
on the Son of God might know that he has eternal 
life (I John 5:13): "These things are written unto 
you that believe on the name of the Son of God, 
that ve may know that ye have eternal life." Then 
certainly we may know it, and the verse teaches us 
that the way to know it is from what is "written." 

The first thing to be sure of is that you really do 
believe on Jesus — that you really have received Him as 
your Saviour and confessed Him as such publicly be- 
fore the world. When sure of that, you may be abso- 
lutely sure that you are saved, that you have eternal 
life, that your sins are all forgiven, that you are a 
child of God. — Selected. 



LIQUOR AND THE WAR 

Canada's Prime Minister, W. L. MacKenzie King, in 
announcing one of the most rigid liquor control pro- 
grams ever attempted by the Dominion's government 
recently, said: "No one will deny that the excessive 
use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages will do more 
than any other single factor to make impossible a to- 
tal war effort." All liquor advertising is to be pro- 
hibited throughout Canada, beginning February 1st. 
A thirty, twenty, and ten per cent reduction has been 
ordered in quantities of spirits, wine, and beer avail- 
able for consumption. BY THE WAY "UNCLE SAM" 
YOUR "BIG SISTER" THERE IN THE NORTH HAS 
SET A SPLENDID EXAMPLE THAT YOU MIGHT DO 
WELL TO FOLLOW. 



At the conclusion of an address by Mr. Brownlow 
North, of Edinburgh, a young man came into the 
room where the speaker was receiving persons an- 
xious for private conversation, and said to him, 
"I have heard you preach three times, sir, and I 
neither care for you nor your preaching unless you 
can tell me: why did God permit sin?" 

"I will do that with pleasure," was the immediate 
reply — "because He chose to." 

As the young man stood speechless, Mr. North 
again replied, "Because He chose to, and" he added, 
"if you continue to question and cavil at God's deal- 
ing, and become vainly puffed up by your carnal 
mind, striving to be wise above what is written, I 
will tell you something more that God will do — 
He will some day let you go into hell- fire. It is vain 
for you to strive with your Maker. There were such 
questioners as you in St. Paul's time, and how did the 
apostle answer them "Nay but, O man, who art thou 
that repliest against God?" 

The young man here interrupted Mr. North, and 
said, "Is there such a text as that in the Bible?" 

"Yes, there is," was the reply, "and you will find it 
in the ninth chapter of Romans. I recommend that 
you go home and read that chapter; and after you 
have read it, and see there how God claims for Him- 
self the right to do whatever He chooses, without 
permitting the thing formed to say to Him that form- 
ed it, 'Why has Thou made me thus?', remember 
that, besides permitting sin, there is another thing 
God has chosen to do — God chose to send Jesus. Of 
His own free and sovereign grace God gave His only 
begotten Son to die for sinners in their stead — in 
their place — so that, though they are sinners, and 
have done things worthy of death, not one of them 
shall ever be lost in hell for his sins who will accept 
the Lord Jesus Christ as his only Saviour, believe on 
Him, and rest in His Word." 

This conversation took place on Sunday evening. 
On the following Friday, Mr. North was sitting in a 
friend's drawing room, when the servant announced 
that a young man wanted to speak to him. Upon be- 
ing shown upstairs, he asked, "Do you remember 
me?" 

"No." 

"Do you not remember the young man who on Sun- 
day night asked you to tell him why God permitted 
sin?" 

"Yes, perfectly." 

"Well, sir, I am that young man. I did what you 
told me. Afterwards I fell down at God's feet and 
asked Him to forgive my sins, because Jesus died for 
me; and He did. Now I am happy — oh, so happy, sir; 
and though the devil sometimes tempts me with my 
old thoughts, and asks me what reason I have to 
think God has forgiven me, I always manage to drive 
him away by telling him that I do not want to judge 
things by my own reason, but by God's Word, and 
that the reason why I know I am forgiven is that, 
for Christ's sake, God chooses to pardon me." The 
young man's countenance was radiant with joy and 
peace. 

Dear reader, the first lesson a poor sinner has to 
learn is to trust in the Lord's Word, and not to his 
own understanding; to trust God not only for what 
he does understand, and for what is explained, but 
for what he does not understand, and for what is not 
explained. This is faith, and such faith honors God 
and saves the soul. This is receiving the kingdom of 
God as a little child; and remember that it is written 
(and the Scripture cannot be broken): "Verily I say 
unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom 
of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein" 
(Mark 10:15). — L. P. Rowland. 



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BMe ScAaal 




IT WON'T BE DONE THIS 
WAY. IT'S TIME TO WAKE 



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Expansion and extension mean growth. Grow with- 
in your present quarters; also grow by extending 
your Bible school work to other buildings and loca- 
tions. The church's job is to train and develop work- 
men as much as to train in the doing of certain work. 
The Bible school is the great workshop of the church. 
It should turn out work and also workmen trained 
and eager to make the Bible school grow! The average 
Bible school has only one-third of its land under cul- 
tivation, the other two-thirds producing weeds and 
tares, thus making it harder to succeed with the one- 
third. There are three fundemental requirements for 
growth: (a) an enlarged faith — with God all things 
are possible; (b) an enlarged field — go where the 
children are, perhaps by establishing branch schools, 
and (c) an enlarged force. Most church members who 
retire to the inactive list and later drop out would 
have remained enthusiastic Christians had they been 
given something to do by the Bible school. 

Here's two books that will give you lots of ways to 
help you in your own church and Bible school. "The 
Church At Work" (1.25) and "How To Put Your 
Church School Across" (1.00). These ought to be read 
by every church and Bible school teacher and officer. 
These and other helpful books can be purchased from 
The BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD CO. 



THE BIBLE 



"This book contains the mind of God, the state of 
man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and 
happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its pre- 
cepts are binding, its histories are true, and its de- 
cisions are immutable. 

"Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and prac- 
tice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food 
to support you and comfort to cheer you. 

"It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the 
pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Chris- 
tian's character. 

"Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the 
gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our 
good its design, and the glory of God its end. 

"It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and 
guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. 
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a 
river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened 
at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It in- 
volves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest 
labor, and condemns all who trifle with its holy con- 
tents." — Authur Unknown. 



The teacher of a Bible class in a certain church was 
describing the distance between Dan and Beersheba, 
when one of the hearers exploded with the ejacula- 
tion, "What? I thought they were man and wife like 
Sodom and Gomorrah!" — Sunday School Digest. 



HOW TO READ THE WORD 

To Pupil and Teacher 

1. — Read the Scriptures regularly through. Read, 
alternately, protions from the Old and New Testa- 
ments. Begin at the beginning of each. Mark where 
you leave off, and begin there next time. When you 
have finished each Testament begin it again. 

2. — Read with Prayer. You cannot by your own wis- 
dom understand the Word of God. In all your reading 
of the Scriptures, seek carefully the help of the Holy 
Spirit. Ask for Jesus' sake that He will enlighten you. 

3 — Read with meditation. Ponder over what you 
read. The truth is thus applied to your heart. You 
see new and deeper meanings. It is better to think 
over a little than merely to read a great deal. 

4 — Read with reference to yourself. Never read only 
with a view to instructing others, but for your own 
teaching. Receive blessings yourself first, and you will 
communicate it to others. Always ask yourself: "How 
does this affect me?" 

5 — Read with faith. Not as statements which you 
may believe or not but as the revealed word of God. 
Receive every word as true, with simple childlike 
trust. Rest upon the promises. Read them as made 
for you. 

6 — Read in order to carry into practice. We must 
accept His Word as being the revelation of His will. 
In it He tells us what to be and what to do. He ex- 
pects us to be "obedient children." — George Muller. 

"Think not," says Buffon, "that God's delays are 
God's denials." The prayer of faith always gets what 
it asks or something better. 

Faith in Christ's love is a higher thing than faith 
in anything whereby He has manifested His love. It 
is faith in Himself and what He is, and not merely in 
what He did. — McLeod. 

To obey God is liberty — Seneca. 

(C. W. S. Bui.) 



NOAH BUILT AN ARK 

Tune of "He's Coming Back Again" 
in Glad Gospel Songs, page 111 
Noah built an Ark, he built at God's command, 
And all the people scoffed and laughed, 

They laughed at Noah's plans. 
But Noah built an Ark, to him it was no lark, 
He had three sons to help him to build this mighty 
Ark. 

The Ark is now complete, and Noah entered in, 
He took his wife and their three sons, 
Who took their wives with them. 
God called the beast and birds and every creeping 

thing, 
Come in the Ark to safety, the rain is coming soon. 

They came in two by two, the monk and kangaroo. 
The elephant who packed his trunk, the lion and the 

bear, 
When all were safely in, God closed the mighty door, 
The people ceased their scoffing, 
When rain began to pour. 

It rained for forty days, and covered all the earth 
And only those within the Ark were safe for ever 

more, 
CHRIST is our Ark today, so enter while you may, 
There is no place of safety outside our Ark I say. 
— Mrs. Gladys Van Buskirk. 
Written especially for the graduation of the Be- 
ginners' Dept. at Fifth and Cherry, Long Beach, Sept. 
27, 1942. 



Ivlud 



ARE WE DOING 



Read the Bible to be wise; believe it to be safe; and 
practice it to be holy. — Sel. 



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HAVE OUR CHURCHES FORGOTTEN THIS? 

The first message at the birth of Christ was a mis- 
sionary message (Luke 2:10). 

The first prayer Christ taught men was a mission- 
ary prayer (Matt. 6:10). 

The first disciple, Andrew, was the first missionary 
(John 1:41). 

The first message of the risen Lord was a mission- 
ary message (John 20:17). 

The first comand of the risen Lord to his disciples 
was a missionary command (John 20:21). 

Christ's great reason for Christian love was a mis- 
sionary reason (John 13:35). 

Christ's great reason for unity was a missionary rea- 
son (John 17:21). 

The first coming of Christ was a missionary work 
Luke 4:18-21). 

The second coming of Christ is to be hastened by 
missionary work (Matt. 24:14). 

Our Saviour's last wish on earth was a missionary 
wish (Matt. 28:19). 

— From The King's Business. 

Remember that your Easter offering will be your 
foreign mission offering. 



MaUeli! 

Why this column? Nobody 
ever had an unkind thought 
about his neighbor when he was 
laughin' hard So we would en- 
courage some good hearty laugh- 
Leo Polman 

The portly man was trying to get to his seat at the 
circus. "Pardon me," he said to a woman, "did I step 
on your foot?" 

"Possibly so," she said after glancing at the ring, 
"All the elephants are still out there. You must have." 




Booking- clerk (at small village station) : "You'll 
have to change twice before you get to York." 

Villager (first time on railway): "Goodness me! 
And I've only brought the clothes I be standing ud 
in." 



Dear Editor: "How can I distinguish young plants 
from weeds?" Reader. 

...Dear Reader: "From long experience I've found 
that the only way is to pull them all out. The ones 
that come up again will be weeds." 

There is almost always a tie between father and 
son — and the son usually wears it. 



Dad wrote to his son at college: "I'm sending you 
the $10 in addition to your regular allowance as you 
requested in your last letter; but I must again draw 
attention to your incorrect spelling: '10' is written 
with one naught, not two." 

A doctor received an urgent telephone call from a 
father who said his small son had swallowed his 
fountain pen. 

"I'll come at once!" cried the doctor. "What are you 
doing in the meantime?" 

"Using a pencil!" came the answer. 

SIMPLY PREPOSTHTJMOUS 

A man met another he hadn't seen for a long time. 
The stranger said, "Hello, I thought you were dead." 
"Why?" "Well, I have heard quite a few people saying 
nice things about you." 



Cau a Man Be Scienil^lc? 

I have, within the past twenty years of my life, 
come out of uncertainty and doubt into a faith which 
is an absolute dominating conviction of the truth 
and about which I have not a shadow of doubt. I 
have been intimately associated with eminent 
scientific workers; have heard them discuss the pro- 
foundest questions; have myself engaged in scientific 
work, and so know the value of such opinions. 

I was once profoundly disturbed in the traditional 
faith in which I have been brought up — that of a 
Protestant Episcopalian — by inroads which were made 
upon the book of Genesis by the higher critics. I 
could not then gainsay them, not knowing Hebrew 
nor archaeology well; and to me, as to many, to pull 
out one great prop was to make the whole founda- 
tion uncertain. 

So I floundered on for some years trying, as some 
of my higher critical friends are trying today, to con- 
tinue to use the Bible as the Word of God and at the 
same time holding it of composite authorship, a curi- 
ous and diastrous piece of mental gymnastics — a 
bridge over the chasm separating an older Bible-lov- 
ing generation from a newer Bible-emancipated 
race. 

One day it occurred to me to see what the Book 
had to say about itself. As a short, but perhaps not 
the best method, I took a concordance and looked un 
"Word," when I found that the Bible claimed from 
one end to the other to be the authoritative Word of 
God to man. I then tried the natural plan of taking 
it as my textbook of religion, as I would use a text- 
book in any science, testing it by submitting to its 
conditions. I found that Christ Himself invites men 
to do this (John 7:17). 

I now believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of 
God, inspired in a sense utterly different from that 
of any merely human book. 

I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, with- 
out human father, conceived by the Holy Ghost, born 
of the Virgin Mary. That all men without exception 
are by nature sinners, alienated from God, and when 
thus utterly lost in sin the Son of God Himself came 
down to earth, and by shedding His blood upon the 
cross paid the infinite penalty of the guilt of the 
whole world. I believe he who thus receives Jesus 
Christ as his Saviour is born again spiritually as 
definitely as in his first birth, and, so born spiritual- 
ly, has new privileges, appetites and affections; that 
he is one body with Christ the Head and will live with 
Him forever. 

I believe no man can save himself by good works, 
or what is commonly known as a moral life, such 
works being but the necessary fruits and evidence of 
the faith within. 

Satan I believe to be the cause of man's fall and 
sin, and his rebellion against God as rightful gover- 
nor. Satan is the prince of all the kingdoms of this 
world, yet will in the end be cast into the pit and 
made harmless. Christ will come again in glory to 
earth to reign even as He went away from the earth, 
and I look for His return day by day. 

I believe the Bible to be God's Word, because, as I 
use it day by day as spiritual food, I discover in my 
own life as well as in the lives of those who likewise 
use it, a transformation correcting evil tendencies, 
purifying affections, giving pure desires, and teach- 
ing that concerning the righteousness of God which 
those who do not so use it can know nothing of. It 
is really food for the spirit as bread is for the body. 

Perhaps one of my strongest reasons for believing 
the Bible is that it reveals to me, as no other book 
in the world could do, that which appeals to me as 
a physician, a diagnosis of my spiritual condition. It 
shows me clearly what I am by nature — one lost in 
sin and alienated from the life that is in God. I find 

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Which Church £aue&? 



By Oswald J. Smith 



"Must we become Protestants?" 

"Not at all. I wouldn't waste my time trying to con- 
vert you to Protestantism in order to be saved." 

"But you do not believe that either the Roman or 
the Greek Catholic Church can save, do you?" 

"Certainly not." 

"Well then, I am a Roman Catholic and my friend 
here is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, 
neither of which you say can save." 

"Well?" 

"And you, you are a Protestant. Do you not want 
us also "to turn Protestant?" 

"I do not. I have never asked any Catholic, Greek 
or Roman, to turn Protestant." 

"You haven't? I don't understand. Did you not be- 
lieve that Protestantism can save?" 

"No, I do not." 

"You don't! I am amazed. What then?" 

"Protestantism has no more power to save than has 
Catholicism, my friends." 

"What then? How can a man be saved? There are 
only three great Christian Churches, are there not?" 

"No Church can save, but — Jesus Christ can." 

"JESUS!" 

"Yes, my friends, you are saved, not by the Church, 
either Catholic or Protestant, but through a Person, 
and that Person the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only be- 
gotten Son." 

"Can it be possible? And to think we never heard 
this before?" 

"So you see it would do you no good to become 
Protestants, for there are thousands of Protestants 
who are not saved, thousands who have embraced 
Christianity who have never accepted the Christ of 
Christianity." 

"Is this why we have not found peace? Is there no 
peace in Catholicism?" 

"No, friend, and none in Protestantism either. 



Peace is found only in Jesus. Religion cannot save; 
Christ can." 

"But are you sure of this, Sir?" 

"Let's read what God's Word says. 'Neither is there 
salvation in any other' (Protestant or Catholic), "for 
there is none other name (Greek Orthodox, Roman 
Catholic, or Protestant) under Heaven given among 
men whereby we must be saved.'" (Acts 4:12). 

"God, have mercy!" 

" 'Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He (not 
the Catholic priest nor the Protestant minister, but 
He — Jesus Christ) shall save His people from their 
sins'." (Matthew 1:21). 

"What, then, must we do?" 

" 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt 
be saved,' for 'as many as received Him, to them gave 
He power to become the sons of God.'" (Acts 16:31 
and John 1:12). 

"And will He receive us?" 

" 'Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast 
out'," (John 6:37). "He loves you, Yea, He died for 
you. Your sins He bore as He hung on Calvary. Then 
come, accept Him, trust His atoning death. Take Him 
now as your Saviour, for He will have mercy and 
'abundantly pardon'." 

"Oh, Sir, that we will right gladly. We thought we 
were saved because we were good Catholics. But you 
have opened our eyes, and we know that Jesus is the 
only Saviour, and the only one who can forgive sins." 

"And you accept Him as your Saviour?" 

"We do! Yes, we do! Oh, thank God! Thank God." 

"To him that worketh not, but believeth on Him 
that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for 
righteousness __ _ Unto whom God imputeth right- 
eousness without works. By grace are ye saved, 

through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the 
gift of God" (Romans 4:5, 6; Ephesians 2:8, 9). 



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(continued from page 157 
in it a consistent and wonderful revelation, from 
Genesis to Revelation, of the character of God, a God 
far removed from any of my natural imaginings. 

It also reveals a tenderness and nearness of God 
in Christ which satisfies the heart's longing, and 
shows me that the infinite God, Creator of the world, 
took our very nature upon Him that He might in in- 
finite love be one with His people to redeem them. 
I believe in it because it reveals a religion adapted to 
all classes and races, and it is intellectual suicide 
knowing it, not to believe it. 

What it means to me is as intimate and difficult 
a question to answer as to be required to give reasons 
for love of father and mother, wife and children. But 
this reasonable faith gives me a different relation to 
family and friends: greater tenderness to these and 
deeper interest in all men. It takes away the fear of 
death and creates a bond with those gone before. It 
shows me God as a Father who perfectly under- 
stands who can give control of appetites and affec- 
tions, and rouse one to fight with self instead of be- 
ing self-contented. 

And if faith so reveals God to me I go without 
question wherever He may lead me. I can put His as- 
sertions and commands above every seeming prob- 
ability in life, dismissing cherished convictions and 
looking upon the wisdom and reasoning of men as 
fully opposed to Him. 



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"The equivalent of 5,500,000,000 pounds of food prod- 
ucts could be saved for civilian consumption if present 
whiskey stocks in warehouses were redistilled into 
commercial alcohol." 

"Present stores of 500,000,000 gallons of distilled 
liquor could yield more than 100,000,000 gallons of 
190 proof alcohol. 

"To produce this much in 1943, distillers would 
have to use 5,500,000,000 pounds of grain and molas- 
ses that otherwise could go for food consumption." 



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From 
Our Worker* 



The Brethren of the Berne Bethel Church, of which 
Wm. H Schaffer is pastor, will observe an all day 
Foreign Missionary Day either the last of March or 
the first of April. Judging from the missionary spirit 
that this church has shown forth by its offering to 
missions, home missions in particular, it mght not be 
a bad idea for others to do likewise. 



Folk having been asking us if were going to have 
a national conference this year, here's the word to 
this question that we received from our moderator, 
Roy A. Paterson: "As far as I know, yes. The executive 
committee has planned a program, the reservations 
made and everything is moving in that direction." 
Conference date, August 23 to 29. Plan now — Go then! 



Word has just been received that a baby girl was 
born to the Blaine Snyders on February 28th. Rev. 
Snyder is the pastor of the Brethren Church at Lake 
Odessa, Mich. May God's richest blessings abide with 
them. 



"The Pen is mightier than the Sword" still remains 
unchallenged. The first shots fired in North Africa 
came, not from a gun, but from a printing press. These 
were leaflets containing a message to the populace 
from General Eisenhower. Your Brother Missionary 
Herald Company heeds the challenge and is doing its 
utmost to uphold that "The Printing Press (Pen) is 
mightier than the Gun (Sword)." 



The following churches have made the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Honor Roll: Osceola, Ind.; Roa- 
noke, Va.; Dallas Center, Iowa; and Meyersdale, Pa. 

This honor roll consists of the first ten churches to 
send in their Bible school orders. These churches, 
and those mentioned in our last issue, have the dis- 
tinction of being the first ten for the second quarter. 
1943. 

Send your orders in early. There are many advant- 
ages to be gained, especially in these days of insuf- 
ficient help and delayed transportation. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT 

"SATAN is the prince of this world politically. Th» 
god of this world religiously. The enemy of the soul 
spiritually." 



A/eiai piam 




News from the Field of Portis, Kansas 

The Victory Evangelistic Meetings from January 
12 to 24th appeared to be arranged by the Lord 
from the very beginning of the plans to the conclu- 
sion of the last service. Some were doubtful about 
the weather for a meeting in January; but when we 
found Bro. R. Paul Miller available for those dates, 
they decided to trust the Lord to handle the weather, 
for His Glory and the salvation of souls. 

When Bro. Miller finally arrived under very diffi- 
cult traveling conditions, he was very much surprised 
to find such fine weather (California weather in the 
Sunflower State) which lasted during the greater 
part of the meetings. 

The evangelist left so good over the weather and 
the interest in the meetings and it was a tonic to 
work with him in the interest of the salvation of lost 
souls. He put in tireless efforts each day and night 
in behalf of lost souls. There were twelve saved and 
three reconsecrations; many unsaved and wayward 
souls were out to hear the Word of God presented in 
Bro. Miller's forcible manner. 

There has been one young boy accept Christ as his 
Saviour since the meetings and one mother at the 
close of a Prayer Meeting. 

There were seventeen in all baptized by triune im- 
mersion on January 31st. All these seemed to show 
evidence of genuine conversion. 

There are aged men, as well as middle aged, who 
are concerned about this matter and exhibit an in- 
terest in hearing the Word, but have not yet yielded 
themselves to Him. Please pray that they may sur- 
render to the Lord and be saved. 

Many problems and suestions were settled for many 
by the use of the question box. 

Many of the members confessed they did not know 
that so many people who needed the Lord could be 
reached right here in and around Portis, until after 
the meetings were in progress. Some of the members 
did personal work. 

Visitation and calling on the people of the commun- 
ity to find out what their souls' need was more neg- 
lected by the congregaton than I realized until near 
time for and during the evangelistic meeting. How- 
ever, the pastor believes the members of the church 
have more of a vision of personal work for souls than 
they have ever had before. This is true of others of 
other denominations of our community. 

The young people, as well as their school teachers, 
took an interest in the meetings also; and some are 
attending the prayer meeting and Bible study now. 
One of the eachers, too, had never heard of a revival 
meetings before. 

We believe that the Holy Spirit is still working in 
the hearts of men who are unsaved and those out of 
fellowship, please pray that these may yield to Him 
and that the church may be united in His Service in 
salvation of souls and the upbuilding of the Body of 
Christ at home and abroad. 

Pastor Paul A. Davis. 



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Manv churches are keeping their boys in the ser- 
vice well informed of the activities at home and in 
the denomination through The Brethren Missionary 
Herald. The following appeared in the bulletin of the 
First Brethren Church of Philadelphia, Rev. A. V. 
Kimmell. pastor. "The Brethren Missionary Herald is 
being sent to the bovs in service; if you want your 
boy to have this valuable paper see the Secretary of 
the school at once." 

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if money talk 

bothers you.) 

DIVINE ARITHMETIC OF GIVING 

By T. T. Holloway, Attorney, Dallas, Texas. 

Two men sat side by side in the house of God, and 
listened to an earnest appeal for men and money to 
carry the gospel to all the world. Each man had with 
him all the money he possessed, one having a silver 
dollar and a hundred dollar bill, the other a silver 
dollar and a penny. They were both moved by the 
preacher's appeal. 

The first man questions in his mind whether he 
shall give the hundred dollars and keep the dollar, 
or whether he shall keep the hundred and give the 
dollar. The second man likewise asks himself if he 
shall give his dollar and keep his penny, or give his 
penny and keep the dollar. When contributions are 
called for each man contributes his silver dollar. 
Were these two gifts, of a dollar each, equal? It has 



been well said that the largeness of a gift is not to 
be measured by the amount of the gift, but by the 
amount the giver retains for himself. Applying this 
rule, the first man gave in the proportion of the 
one dollar given to the hundred retained; that is one 
in one hundred, equal to the one hundredth part of 
a dollar or one cent. The second man gave in the 
proportion of the one dollar given to the one cent 
retained, or one hundred to one; this man's gift was 
then as of one hundred dollars, while the first man's 
gift was as of one penny. Now the proportion of one 
hundred dollars to one cent is ten thousand to one. 
So the gift of the second man was ten thousand 
times greater than that of the first, though each 
gave a silver dollar of the same coinage. 

But compare the poor widow with her two mites, 
all the living that she had. If we would estimate the 
value of her gift, as compared with what she had 
left, it would take the symbols of infinity, and more, 
to express it. Is it any wonder then that the Lord 
said she had given more than all who had cast in of 
their abundance. Her gift, and love, and devotion 
were like the infinite love of God, when He gave His 
only begotten Son. We may imagine that she dropped 
one of her little coins into the box appointed for pro- 
curing lambs for the temple sacrifices and the 
other into the box set aside for the poor. Thus she 
showed that she truly loved the Lord her God with 
all her soul, might and strength, and her neighbor 
as herself. 

Possibly we should unlearn some of our worldly 
mathematics, and learn something of the divine 
arithmetic of giving. 



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HOME MISSIONS NUMBER 




Vol. 5 - No. 11 MARCH 20, 1943 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 

HITLER PRAYS— 

Boake Carter, the newspaper columnist who wields 
perhaps a most powerful pen because of his constant 
championing of the Bible as the only source of light 
and deliverance for the tangled and disrupted state 
of the world of men today, makes a most remarkable 
statement in his dispatch of February 9th. He quotes, 
among other things, information which he received 
from a news correspondent who had spent years in 
Germany during the rise of Hitler to power and during 
the first year and a half of this war. Vouching for 
the unquestionable veracity of his informant, Carter 
declares that Hitler has suffered a stroke of paralysis 
and that this is quite likely the reason for his non- 
appearance at the 10th anniversary celebration of 
the Nazi party. Goerring and Goebels had to speak 
for him. After stating that it is evident that Hitler 
has likely gone too far in the persecution and 
slaughter of the Jews and others, 'overstepping the 
bounds' of how far God would permit him to go, and 
that evidently God is calling a halt to his mad course. 
He says that "there is welling up within him a sense 
of doom," and that Hitler now "Cries aloud to his 
God and begs not to be forsaken." 

If this be true, it is astounding, but it is also char- 
acteristic. When a wilful and wicked man like Hitler 
is rising to power and all his wicked plans and 
schemes to destroy and crush all who oppose him are 
succeeding, "he speaks great swelling words of man's 
wisdom," nor does he regard any god." But just as 
soon as his evil schemes begin to crumble about his 
head and he feels the approach of impending re- 
tribution, he reverts to the role of a helpless man and 
cries out for help as though he deserved it! 

What kind of a god would help him, anyway, in the 
nefarious and hell-born deeds he has been doing? 
What kind of a god would want to accomplish the 
things he wants to accomplish? Certainly not the God 
of Heaven, Blessed be His Name. But the god of this 
world will no doubt do all he can to answer Hitler's 
cry for help if he feels that Hitler can be of any fur- 
ther use to him in crushing the Jews and the Chris- 
tian Church, and in bringing about the day when 
this world of men will be ready to follow Antichrist 
to Armageddon. 

But the most wicked men will pray when they find 
that at last all their evil designs are turned back up- 
on them to their own destruction. The terrifying 
fear that takes hold of a wicked man who knows 
that he has openly defied the God of Heaven is such 
that there are no words in the human language to 
describe it. The way such men turn to pray at last 
proves that there are no true Atheists after all. In 
every man's breast is the deep and unconquerable 
sense of God and that He stands at the end of every 
life as the final issue. How terribly true this is shown 
in Revelation 6:12-17. There the Spirit of God has 
pulled back the veil of the future to show what this 
world of Christ rejecting men will do when they 
reach the end of the patience of God. That will be 
the greatest prayer meeting in all history. In the 
sickening hour of their doom they do not pray to 
God, the God they have despised. They pray to the 
rocks and the mountains, for their souls are dead to- 
ward God. They do not cry for deliverance, but for 
obliteration from ever having to meet God at Judg- 



ment. That, their gods cannot do for them. Nor can 
Hitler's gods deliver him today either. 

May the Spirit of God drive every true and believ- 
ing heart to prayer in these tragic hours that we may 
bear a true testimony of hope to lost and blinded men 
to escape the reaping, day that is coming to this 
world of unbelieving men. Lost soul, take a look at 
Hitler and turn to Christ at once! Amen. 



IS THE GOLDEN RULE ENOUGH? 

After being lost out on the broad Pacific Ocean 
with several companions for three weeks, Captain Ed- 
die Rickenbacker was saved from a watery grave. 
There is no doubt but what theirs was a harrowing 
experience and exceedingly trying to the spirit of 
man. Since returning to the United States they have 
received a great deal of notoriety. They have been 
asked many questions about their mental and spir- 
itual reactions during such an ordeal. A news des- 
patch quotes Rickenbacker as saying: 

"I have my own religion. I hold to the golden 
rule, and I believe most firmly that if a man just 
follows what he knows and feels in his heart, 
then he cannot go wrong, and is possessed of re- 
ligion enough to get by in any man's land." 
Now we do not doubt Rickenbacker's bravery under 
trial, nor his judgment about aviation; but in his 
statement about the religion that will meet all a 
man's needs, he has missed it badly. The Golden 
Rule may be his religion, but it is not enough for the 
need of any man, and it won't prove enough for Mr. 
Rickenbacker when the windup comes for him. The 
Golden Rule is a measure of life that no man can 
fulfil who has not accepted Jesus Christ as his per- 
sonal Savior from the penalty of his sin. No man 
can keep it until he has been born of the Spirit of 
God. He then could do it. Phil. 4:13 says, 

"I can do all things through Christ Who streng- 
theneth me." 
But in all the reports and records we have found of 
this case he has never accepted Christ as his personal 
Savior. Without Christ no man can be saved. Acts 
4:12, 

"There is none other Name under Heaven given 
among men whereby we must be saved." 
We eagerly read all we could find hoping to see itl 
stated once, but in vain. 



REMEMBER 

The steam that makes all the noise doesn't help 
any with the work. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, foul 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at 819 Broadway, 
Fort Wayne, Ind., by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 
3328 So. Calhoun St., Port Wayne, Ind. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Orees 

Vice-Pres. : Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Home A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich 

L. L. Grubb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

EDITORS 
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Educational: Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
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IS THE HEART A SAFE GUIDE? 

Is it true that 'If a man just follows what he 
knows and feels in his heart that he cannot go 
wrong?" Such a statement assumes that the natural 
heart of man is good in the sight of God. Is it? Jer- 
emiah doesn't seem to agree with this idea. Said he, 
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and des- 
perately wicked." Jer. 17:9. 
Are Hitler and his satelites good at heart, but sim- 
ply not following what their hearts dictate? Is that 
it? Are the Japanese who have looted the cities and 
raped the innocent women of China for years really 
good at heart, but just not doing what their hearts 
say? Shall we believe that? Or shall we believe what 
our Lord said in Matthew 15:19, 

"Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, mur- 
ders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false wit- 
ness, blasphemies." 



GETTING BY! 

Such a man "Is possessed of enough religion to 
get by in any man's land." That statement may 
be true. 
It may have been found to get by the situation out 
in the Pacific Ocean. It may be enough too get a man 
by in America, Germany, or France, or England. But 
it is certainly not enough to get a man through the 
gates of the city of God. The Golden Rule has no pro- 
vision for the remission of sin without which no man 
can be accepted by a Holy God. 

"Without the shedding of blood there is no re- 
mission." Hebrews 9:22. 
Unless a man expects to stay in America for eternity 
he will need something more than Rickenbacker's 
philosophy. The Bible never stated that anyone who 
kept the Golden Rule would be cleansed from sin and 
accepted by God. It does say, however, 

"I am the way, the truth and the life, and no 
man cometh to the Father but by me." John 14:6. 
We admire greatly the remarkable courage and for- 
titude of these men in the face of great danger and 
trial. The honor they have received is very great and 
no doubt fully deserved as heroes. But that very 
fame makes any statements they make to be extreme- 
ly credible on any subject. It will make many un- 
thinking people accept their statements as law and 
gospel whether right or wrong. The youth of our na- 
tion need greatly to be warned against false state- 
ments of such national heroes. The above statement 
of Rickenbacker's is one of them. Any wrong state- 
ment about the soul and salvation when made by 
honored men is doubly dangerous. We do not doubt 
for a moment the sincerity of this man, but even 
sincere men may be wrong. There is a much more 
terrifying experience ahead of every unsaved soul 
when judgment dawns, and there should be no mis- 
understandings about it. There will be no getting by 
on self-merit in any Golden Rule. 

"Except ye believe that I am He ye shall die in 
your sins, and if ye died in your sins, whither I 
. go ye can never come." John 8:21, 24. 



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THINK IT OVER. 

THE BIBLE WONT BE A DRY 
BOOK IF YOU KNOW ITS 
AUTHOR 



SHALL LIQUOR DEFEAT AMERICA? 

In a recent issue of the "New York Times" an edi- 
torial calls attention to the fact that the United States 
is consuming nearly 2,000,000,000 gallons of alcoholic 
liquor annually. The over-the-counter sales approxi- 
mate $4,000,000,000 to say nothing of bootleg liquor 
sales. Continuing, the editor says the nation is losing 
$20,000,000,000 yearly in diminshed efficency of drunk- 
en workers and executives, $50,000,000,000 in decreased 
production, and $15,000,000,000 a year in booze-crazed 
crime. The Times concludes: "What it boils down to, 
in a crisis which we all admit and proclaim requires 
and will require our utmost of ability, effort, 
economy, and sacrifice of nonessentials, we are 
almost literally pouring into the sewer more than its 
equivalent in cost and getting nothing in return, un- 
less imaginary pink elephants are something. In the 
long list of mistakes which mar the execution of our 
defense program, there is surely none deserving of a 
higher place than this. 

"The United States is the only major power affected 
by the war which has taken no steps to curtail the 
consumption of intoxicating liquor as a measure of 
increasng efficiency in production. 

"The government is calling on its citizency to make 
unprecedented sacrifices for victory, and this is 
right." 





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The Lord has wonderfully led your Board of 
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God has graciously answered prayer and given us 
iavor in the eyes of the ration board. As a result, we 
now are allowed gas for about half of our regular 
needs. We are grateful for this. Our traveling has al- 
ways been so heavy that to be allowed enough for a 
50 per cent service is still a generous allowance. We 
praise the Lord for this. With the use of trains and 
buses we can still care for our many growing church- 
es quite well. 




PERU, INDIANA 

On Sunday night, February 7th, we went to Peru, 
Indiana to show the Home Mission pictures. Brother 
Ashman had arranged to have them shown to the 
combined C. E. societies at the early hour. We won- 
dered how this would work. Just at service time the 
basement room began to fill up with adults and we 
had a real turn out. 

Brother Bob Ashman, the pastor, is a good schemer, 
for he planned it this way so that he could arrange 
for us to speak at the regular service to follow. Any- 
way we had a pleasant time with these folks. Brother 
Ashman is doing a splendid work here and the 
church is in excellent condition. 



REVIVAL AT CANTON, OHIO 

For the third time we have labored in Canton in an 
evangelistic campaign. The first time was just as Dr. 
J. C. Beal was closing his work there in 1935. He was 
then leaving to take over the affairs of the Brethren 
Publishing Company. The second campaign was 
during the ministry of Brother Everett Niswonger and 
now the third meeting was under the pastorate of 
Brother Glenn O'Neal. 

Tremendous changes have come over the church 
during the troublesome times of the last few years. 
Canton was the center of a real issue during the re- 
cent division affecting our national work. Other 
changes have also come to pass during the last two 
years that have cost members. But under the able 
leadership of Brother O'Neal as pastor, there is now 
a growing sense of unity and zeal for souls. 

It was most difficult to obtain large and sustained 
attendance for the meetings because of the rationing 
of gas and the shift work in local defense plants. 
Sometimes it was good and sometimes it was very 
poor. We wound up with a fine crowd on the closing 
night. 

We were privileged to have the able assistance of 
Brother Charles Bergerson, as our pianist. In this 
postion he is excellent. His genial and willing spirit 
added greatly to the brightening of the services. 
Brother Bergersoon is a new man among us. He is 
assistant pastor of the Ellet Church. 

Brother O'Neal is proving himself to be a splendid 
workman for God. He is not only a young man of 
courage and backbone, but also a genuine seeker of 
souls. He knows his community and is out ringing 
doorbells faithfully. He had a fine list of prospects 
ready for visitation. It was a pleasure to work with 
him. 

Middlebranch was represented in the meetings one 
night with a delegation including their pastor, 
George Kinzie. One of the significant changes of the 
present in such meetings is the absence of delega- 
tions from neighboring churches. They have all they 
can do to get gas enough to attend their own church 
services. 

Our home during the meetings was with Brother 



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and Sister Paul Guittar. We greatly enjoyed the con- 
genial and helpful atmosphere of their home. 

The Canton Church has a great field in that city 
and is truly needed as a testimoony for Christ and the 
true faith. This congregation will again rise to great 
achievement in the winning of souls for Christ in tne 
dark days ahead. 



OSCEOLA, INDIANA 

We had not been to this church for several months. 
Brother Robert Hill had left this field as pastor 
several weeks ago. No successor as yet has been call- 
ed. Brother Wayne Beaver, a missionary student at 
Grace Theological Seminary, has been preaching for 
them in the meantime. 

We found an enthusiastic Sunday School under the 
leadership of Brother Wesley Miller, superintendent. 
We helped Brother Beaver out by preaching for him 
that morning. 

The church now has a full basement under it. They 
have a new furnace for heating which has done away 
with the heating stove. Things are moving along at 
Osceola and we hope to see a real advance in the 
days ahead. . < p 



NEW TROY, MICH. 

From Osceola we drove to New Troy. We were due 
to show the Home Mission pictures to this congrega- 
tion in the evening. When service time came the 
house was well filled and there was a fine spirit 
among the people. We could not refrain from looking 
back to the day when we first visited this field. It 
was about as near zero as it could have gotten. Short- 
ly afterward, Brother and Sister Russell Williams, 
just out of Grace Seminary, came on the field and 
had a vision of greater things. Greater things have 
come. To see this fine congregation today is truly re- 
freshing when we recall the days when Brother Wil- 
liams first began his work there. We cannot but 
praise God for all He has enabled our Brother to do 
here. 

Sunday School room is now greatly needed here 
and plans are already drawn for a new building to be 
added to the present structure. As soon as restric- 
tions are removed, they will begin construction work. 

The Benton Harbor Bible Class, which is being 
taught each Tuesday evening by Brother Williams, 
has grown steadily and now they have rented a well 
located room in which to start Sunday School and 
preaching services on Sunday. We may soon have a 
Brethren Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. There 
will be if Brother Williams can have his dream real- 
ized. 



NORTHERN OHIO PREACHERS' MEETING 

The day after the Canton revival closed, the 
monthly gathering of the Brethren ministers of that 
district was held at Mansfield. We remained over and 
attended this meeting. They gathered first at the 
Civic Building in Prospect Uark where the Mansfield 
Church holds its regular services. This building is 
nicely fitted for such gatherings. 

While the ladies were arranging the dinner, the 



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CAN DEFENSE BONDS BE GIVEN TO MISSIONS? 

Quite a number of inquiries have come to our of- 
fice asking if it can be arranged for bonds that em- 
ployees are compelled to buy through their employer 
to be designated for Home Missions. The difficulty 
is that they can afford to do one or the other, buc 
they cannot afford to give to both the bonds and also 
to missions. The complaint is that when they ask for 
bonds to be made out to the Home Missions Council 
the clerk tells them that the bonds can only be made 
to an individual. This no doubt is as far as the clerk's 
information goes. Naturally, if the company can get 
all employees to take one kind of a bond, it simpli- 
fies their task. But this is no evidence that bonas 
cannot be made out to the Council or any other in- 
stitution that the employee wishes to designate. 

There are three types of bonds: Series E, F, and G. 
Series E cannot be made out to any but an individual. 
This is the series that most employers choose to use 
to the exclusion of others. It can be bought as low as 
$18.75. This bond matures in ten years to a value of 
$25.00. 

Series F can be bought as low as $18.75 also, and 
can be made out to any institution or corporation 
desired. However, this type of bond cannot be obtain- 
ed from the employer for some reason and must De 
secured from a bank. If the party will obtain the 
blank bond and take it to the bond clerk in the em- 
ployer's office, it can be substituted for the Series E 
bond ordinarily made out. In this way those who de- 
sire to turn some of their bonds to the Lord's work 
may do so. These F bonds also mature in ten years 
the same as the E bonds. 

Series G bonds may be obtained from banks only 
and can only be purchased at full par value at the 
start. However, these bonds bear interest at regular 
periods from the date they are bought. Very few 
people chose this type of bond even though it can be 
designated to anyone or any institution. 

This information has been obtained directly from 
the revenue office and we trust that it may help some 
folks to give more to the work of the Lord in these 
days when it is so hard to understand what can or 
cannot be done. 

R. P. M 







ISN'T IT TRUE? 

The Recording Angel must have an amazing list of 
neglected opportunities. 



NORTHERN OHIO PREACHERS MEETING 

(Concluded) 

men went to a basement room to have a season of 
praise and prayer. Each man reported blessings and 
achievements in his work to the encouragement of 
all. Requests for prayer were then called for and 
there were plenty of these. After an hour or two of 
this, dinner was ready. 

In the afternoon the ladies remained at the pavilion 
for fellowship and the ministers went to the home 
of Brother Cashman, pastor of the Mansfield church. 
There they had a short business session of matters 
in the district and then had an hour of inspiration 
led by a paper read by Brother Frank Coleman. The 
ministry in this district is largely made up of young- 
er men and their interest in the study of the Scrip- 
tures is most refreshing. This was a very warm and 
interesting session on the discussion of eschatology. 
Their zeal as Bible students is most commendable. 
We greatly enjoyed this meeting. As long as the 
Brethren Church replenishes her ministry with such 
young men, she will be a mighty power in the world 
and will never be led away into modernism. 

We were able to get a snapshot of the group and 
are glad to show it here. 



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An American ship was sailing over the Pacific 
Ocean, when it suddenly struck a sunken rock, and 
was soon a wreck. The captain and crew, twenty- 
two in number, took to their boats, hoping to reach 
an island, or see the sail of some friendly ship which 
might take them in. For fourteen weary days they 
were exposed in the open boats, and were beginning 
to lose all hope of saving their lives when, on the 
morning of the fifteenth day, they saw that they 
were approaching an unknown island, guarded by 
its coral reef, over which the white surf was dashing. 

The natives on the island saw the boats, and 
thronged the beach. It was an anxious time for the 
poor sailors. Exhausted as they were by fatigue and 
hunger, they scarcely knew whether to rejoice or not 
at the sight of land, for if these natives were heath- 
ens, and perhaps cannibals, a worse fate might 
await them than being swallowed up by the waves. 

While the sailors watched with trembling anxiety 
every movement on the shore, they saw one of the 
natives coming towards them through the surf, 
holding in his hand a Book, while he cried with a 
loud voice, "Missionary! Missionary!" 

What a joyful sound to the ears of the shipwreck- 
ed sailors! The missionaries had been on the island — 
they had given the natives "The Book" — there was 
nothing for them to fear now. 

With a glad shout the sailors replied to the na- 
tives, beckoning at the same time for help. In a few 
minutes a number of the natives rushed to their aid. 
helped them through the surf, carried them on shore 
in their arms, supplied them generously with food, 
and cared for them with true Christian kindness. 

To the great joy of the captain, he found that all 
this was owing, under the blessing of God, to the 
labors of his own brother, for the captain's brother 
it was who had been the means of bringing the Bible 
to these once heathen natives. He had been honored 
not only to bring the light and blessings of Chris- 
tianity to the poor islanders, but in doing so he had 
also been the means of saving the lives of his 
brother and his countrymen. — Assembly Annals. 



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T^E^ MiiUo+t 

NEWS FROM WOOSTER 

We would like to share with the Herald readers the 
many blessings that have been ours of late. A good 
place to begin would be with our Home Mission offer- 
ing. We have had cause to rejoice in God's super- 
abundant grace as it was manifested in the Thanks- 
giving offering which totaled $513.00. 

Perhaps our greatest blessings have come in the 
form of the visible evidence of the Lord's quickening 
power within the church. In October, at a district 
young people's rally at Ellet, Ohio, a young lady in 
our church surrendered her life to the Lord for full 
time Christian service. Although the decision was not 
accompanied at that time by a public demonstration, 
from that moment on this young lady has lived a 
victorious life for Christ and witnessed constantly to 
His saving grace. The life and witnessing zeal of this 
girl led other young people to make decisions for 
Christ during our evangelistic meetings in December. 
This young lady is now at Moody Bible Institute pre- 
paring for Christian service. 

It is impossible for us to put an estimate on the 
value of our two weeks of evangelistic meetings with 
Brother C. W. Mayes of Ashland, Ohio, as our evan- 
gelist. Despite the severely cold weather during the 
first two weeks in December the attendance through- 
out the meeting was good. Brother Mayes' presence 
among us and his unique ability to present the Word 
of God in a winsome way has brought permanent 
blessing to our church. The church has been refresh- 
ed and revived by his ministry. During the meetings 
there were 12 public decisions for Christ and many 
of those who made decisions are already getting down 
to business in the Lord's work. 

We rejoice in the Lord's blessing upon our Bible 
school. Glancing over the church records we discover 
that on March 7th of this year we will have been here 
on North Market Street exactly three years. It will 
also be of interest to our friends who have been so 
generous in their prayers and gifts to this work to 
submit the following figures from our records: 

Date Bible School Attendance 

Feb. 18, 1940 21 

Feb. 21, 1943 (3 yrs. later) 100 

It is interesting to note that on Feb. 21st the at- 
tendance in our Beginners department alone was 
equal to the entire number present on Feb. 18, 1940. 

For some time it has been apparent that the pastor 
and his family would have to move out of the par- 
sonage at the rear of the church in order to throw 
the entire building open to Bible School rooms. At 
the time of the writihg of this report we have not yet 
been able to locate a house in which to move. When 
we do move it will then be possible to add three more 
rooms to the eight that we now possess. Our living 
rooms and kitchen have been used for the past year 
to house the Primary department. 

We bring this report to a close with an account of 
the Lord's blessing upon a very recent meeting (Sun- 
day, Feb. 21st). We set this day aside as "Grace Sem- 
inary Day." We made a one-day Bible conference out 
of this day and enjoyed the presence of Professor 
Herman Hoyt of Grace Theological Seminary as our 
guest speaker. Brother Hoyt's three messages of the 
day were a real source of spiritual education, blessing 



and inspiration to all our people. The pastor and his 
wife enjoyed the renewal of a friendship that has 
been very precious down through the years. All in all 
Brother Hoyt's ministry not only brought great bene- 
fit to the church, but the church itself has had its 
confidence in the Seminary verified and increased. 
An offering of $251.00 was taken on this day with 
$226.00 going to the Seminary. 

If any phrase of Holy Writ describes what the Lord 
has been doing for us here in Wooster, it is probably 
to be found in the words of Jesus, "He giveth more 
grace." We are experiencing the truth of this passage 
that there is no limit to the ever increasing gifts of 
Hs grace. How good this God of grace! With these 
added blessings have come added responsibilities. We 
are asking the entire Church to join with us in pray- 
er in definitely presenting the following petitions be- 
fore His throne of grace: 

1. That a house might be secured for the pastor 
and his family. 

2. That some means of transportation, preferably 
a bus, might be secured to take care of our present 
over-taxed transportation facilities. 

3. That the Lord will raise up teachers for our ex- 
panding Bible school. 

John Squires, pastor. 



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From 
Our Workers 



The Lord has certainly been opening doors of op- 
portunity for the spread of the gospel here at home, 
for we have just been notified that Rev. J. Frank 
Meyers is endeavoring to establish Brethren work in 
the Twin Cities area. At present, fellowship is being 
held at the Y.M.C.A. and anyone interested in the 
Bible class can contact Brother Meyers there on Fri- 
day evening or by writing or calling him at 4534 Mor- 
gan Ave., No., Minneapolis, Minn. Brethren, be much 
in prayer for the success and growth of the work for 
our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 




A group of husky fellows from the Modesto Church — They too, helped on 
their new church. 



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Moa&ito., Galifj. A/euA 

CUwicU QoeA. Idp, 

Work is progressing nicely on the church building 
in Modesto. For the benefit of those who do not know 
how the building was secured, we give you the follow- 
ing information. We had our plans all drawn for a 
new building but when we submitted our plans and 
material list to the War Production Board, because 
Modesto is not in a defense area, they could not allow 
us to build. But we needed a building, so we asked 
the Lord to direct us to a building that we could 
purchase and move on to our lot. The local radio 
station was building a new home for their broadcast, 
and it was suggested that we might be able to buy 
their old building. A committee of men of the church 
called upon the manager and were informed by him 
that the building was for sale. We immediately took 
an option on it and after receiving the O.K. of the 
Home Mission board, the deal was made and the 
building was ours. 

The building was about five miles from our lot in 
the LaLoma district. The next thing was to get some 
one to move it for us. We finally found a mover who 
would undertake the job. It was a real task, as the 
building is 36x50 and had to be moved right through 
the streets of Modesto. If you have ever been in the 
city of Modesto, you know the streets are lined with 
trees on both sides which make it difficult. But we 
accomplished the task. What a sensation it created. 
Everyone in town knew about it (fine publicity) it is 
now on the lot in beautiful LaLome. The foundation 
is completed and an addition 24x38 is being built. 
The frame work of this addition is up and we hope to 
be meeting in the building by April 1st at the latest. 
Our dedication will be held on Easter Sunday, 
April 27th. Dr. Paul R. Bauman will be the speaker 
on that occasion and then we are to have a two 
weeks revival with Rev. Charles Ashman, pastor of 
the Whittier Church, as the evangelist. We are look- 
ing forward to a real harvest of souls for the Master. 
The people of the community seem to be very much 
pleased with the prospect of a church here. LaLoma 
is a new district of Modesto with about 500 homes, 
and not a single church in the district. There is a 
grammar school just two blocks from the church, 
and the streets are alive with bovs and girls. We feei 
that God led us very definitely to this section of the 
city. 

Our building, when completed, will seat 150 in the 
auditorium with overflow space for about 40 more. 
There will also be 10 class rooms, to care for the Bible 
School. While it is not just what we would choose for 
a church building, it was either take this building or 
wait until the end of the war and no one knows when 
that wll be. We were at a standstill in the growth of 
the church, having increased the membership from 
18 to 60 in one and one-half years. Our Sunday morn- 
ing attendance was from 75 to 80 and the night meet- 
ings about 50. So, we thank our Heavenly Father for 
leading us in this urogram, and now we covet the 
prayers of the Brotherhood as we enter this new 
field. Pray that God will send in the unsaved that 
they may hear the gosoel of Christ's redeeming love 
and may accept Him as their own personal Savior. 
Ralph Rambo, pastor. 



VIEWS FROM MEDESTO — Reading down: (1) Building moved on lot; 
(2) Two P. M. same day addition being added; (3) Bro. Geo. Garber and 
Pastor Rambo nailing down floor sheatlng; (4) Bro. Bowman putting In 
some good licks; (6) More knee work. (This and other kinds of knee 
work always will build churches. L. P.) 




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RALPH J. COLBURN, Pastor 
Compton, Calif. 



We are living in days in which many Christians 
have lost their perspective; and as a result, there is 
much confusion and misunderstanding as to what 
constitutes success. There is a very popular notion 
abroad to the effect that we must win in this world 
in order to be a success for God. The truth of the 
matter is, however, that the Christian finds success 
in the loss of the very things which the world most 
highly esteems. The only Scriptural formula for suc- 
cess (Josh. 1 :8j does not include the amassing of a 
fortune or the acquiring of fame, but it does defin- 
itely include close adherance to the ways and the 
will of God. The biographies within the pages of 
God's Word indicate that many whom God counts as 
successes were cut off in apparent defeat and failure. 

But a question presents itself. Has not God greatly 
used those who have been successes in the eyes of the 
world and have also done His will? Doubtless He has 
used, and will use those who can truly be called suc- 
cesses in both the eyes of God and the eyes of men. 
But He has only a few with whom He can trust suc- 
cess in both realms. But for all of us He has a plan 
whereby we might be successful in His sight, and it 
is better to please Him with whom we shall dwell for 
all eternity than to please men with whom we abide 
only for a few short years. 

The apostle Paul might well have been considered 
a success because of his worldly position and human 
achievements before his experience on the Damascus 
road; but referring to these after he had met Christ. 
he counted them as loss — that he might win Christ. 
Doubtless there were many who considered him a fool 
for forsaking everything in favor of Christ — for for- 



NORTH RIVERDALE GOSPEL TEAM 

Before we were finished with our new church 
building, while yet meeting in a store room, we or- 
ganized a men's gospel team. Our prime motive was 
to give out a testimony for the Lord wherever occa- 
sion arose. We have enough men with musical in- 
clination that we can at least make a joyful noise in 
song, as well as speak, and besides we have a cello 
and saxophone for added attraction. 

One of our regular assignments is one night each 
month to furnish the whole program for the Hope 
Rescue Mission, downtown. This is a real rescue mis- 
sion where we not only feed them the Bread of Life, 
but soup for the physical body as well. This is proving 
a great blessing to our men, because we all have a 
chance to give a testimony. Different ones of the 
men bring the main message — and the men do very 
well in presenting the gospel. Most folks like to hear 
men sing, so we alwavs sing some male chorus num- 
bers. Our pastor is usually with us, but our men 
usually bring the message. 

Another opportunity we had recently was holding 
the service on Sunday afternoon for an hour at the 
City Work House. Again the chorus sang, and Brother 
Uphouse brought the message. These prisoners, per- 
haps many of them saved, were very attentive and 
many requests were made for prayer as the service 
closed. So speaking and "Singing we go along life's 
road, serving the Lord," with everyone having a good 
time, much stronger spiritually for the testimony. We 
attempt to give out the Word, and the Lord has 
promised to bless it, and we know He will. Will you 
pray for the North Riverdale's Gospel Team? 
Morse Hoover, Captain. 



ieiting his chances for fame and honor among the 
Jews, but the heavenly hosts thoughout eternity 
will sing praises to God for the glory of that "failure." 
God's hall of fame found in Hebrews 11 abounds with 
the cases of men whose lives were probably counted 
failures by the world, but whose faith and faithful- 
ness listed them as successes in the eyes of God and 
His people throughout the ages. 

Take Moses, for instance. He had every opportunity 
for advancement, possibly even to the throne of 
Egypt. But he failed in the eyes of Pharaoh and the 
other Egyptians, and for forty years had the humble 
job of a shepherd in the back side of the wilderness, 
a fugitive from the authorities in Egypt. By whom 
could the first 30 years of his lfe be called a success? 
Yet God used those years to temper the character of 
Moses, and to bring him to the place of real useful- 
ness. When he finally graduated from this wilderness 
school, (with dubious honors) and received his de- 
gree at the burning bush, God was able to use him for 
one of the greatest responsibilities ever placed upon 
human shoulders. From a life of obvious failure, God 
brought forth glorious victory. 

Then again, there is Abraham, the friend of God. 
His was a life of different choices, from beginning to 
end. He followed a policy which might be well for us 
to adopt, and always chose the path of least advan- 
tage, and God blessed him for it. It was ridiculous 
to leave an established business in the city of Ur for 
a difficult and dangerous journey, but he did it. It 
was foolish to give Lot the first choice of land in 
Canaan, but he did it. It was unnecessary to risk his 
life to spare his cousin, but he did it. He almost al- 
ways took the path of least advantage, the path of 
apparent failure, and God brought glory and good of 
it. 

The important thing to notice in these and many 
other cases which might be cited is that God does 
not measure success or failure by human accomplish- 
ment; and frequently He calls upon us to forsake the 
paths which lead to worldly success in order that we 
might be eternally blessed by Him. He has many 
choice positions open to those who are willing to be 
failures in the world's eyes in order to attain favor 
in His. There is glory, and satisfaction and joy in 
"failure," as long as that "failure" lies within the 
will of God for you. After all, God's rewards will be 
granted not on the basis of how much we have done, 
but how faithful we have been. God is not so much 
interested in big results and great accomplishments 
as in real faithfulness, as is so beautifully expressed 
in this little poem by K. V. Kelford: 

Across my path, dear Lord, I see 

The shadows of eternity. 

Fast passing years their tale have told. 

And few the sheaves my arms enfold. 

But O, dear Lord, how sweet to know 
Thy judgments, not as man's below: 
The ground of Thy dear sweet caress, 
Is not "how much" but "faithfulness." 



Gossip is a sort of smoke that 
comes from the dirty tobacco pipes 
of those who diffuse it; it proves 
nothing but the bad taste of the 
smoker. — George Eliot. 



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MARCH 20, 1943 



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GALLEY ONE BRETHREN 

NOTE: All funds are for general fund except 
those designated as follows: (Fre) Fremont: 
(Hag.) Hagerstown; (C. F.) Cuyahoga Falls; 
(CD Clayhole; (Ky) Kentucky; (CI. Mimeo) 
Clayhole mimeograph; (N. R. D) North Riv- 
erdale; (E) Evangelistic; (Mod) Modesto; 



(Man.) Mansfield; (N. T.) New Troy 

Winchester; (Cle) Cleveland; .(Tr) 

(3rd L. A.) Los Angeles. 3rd; (Os) 

(L) Literature; 

1st Brethren Church, 

Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Helen D. Anderson $ 

Mrs. Serena H. Barse 

Miss A. A. Baker 

Mrs. Effie B. Burnett 

Mrs. Dorothy Carroll and Mrs. A. B. 

Lemon 

Mrs. Helen Chamberlain 

Mr. J. B. Deloe and family 

Mr. R. E. Donaldson 

Miss Mabel E. Donaldson 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Dyer 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dooley 

Miss L. E. Dyer 

Miss M. P. Gilbert 

Miss F. E. Grimm 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hartman 

Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Hale 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howard 

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hedrick 

Miss Ruth Hostetler 

Mr. Geo. I. Jones 

Mrs. Martha Keller 

Rev. & Mrs. H. A. Kent & family. . . . 

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Manherz 

Mr. John E. Nehaffie 

Mrs. E. T. Merrick & Miss Mary A. . . 

Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Merrick 

Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Munch 

Mr. & Mrs. Ivan B. Munch 

Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Newcomer 

Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Parks 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Raum 

Rev. and Mrs. B. W. Schneider 

Miss Katherine J. Sampson 

Mrs. D. B. Sampson family 

Miss Margaret E. Sampson 

Miss Barbara Simmons 

Mr. and Mrs. "Wayne Smith 

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. West 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tamkin 

Miss Mildred Tait (Fre) 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Taylor 

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Wiles 

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Whitesell 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wood 

Mrs. Pearl McCartney 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Gilbert 

Mrs. Frances May 

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Stillwell (Hag) . . . 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Wiles 

Miss Evelyn Brabson 

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Gardner 

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Saunders 

Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Fogle 

Mrs. Louella J. Rice 

Washington Church 

Miscellaneous 



(Wi) 



Total 



Pike Brethren Church, 
ftlundy's Corner, Pa. 

Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Carey . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Claycomb . 
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cunningham 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diamoond . 
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Dishong 
Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Goughnour 

Mrs. Ada Kirkpatrick 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kerr 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leidy . . 

Mrs. Sally Leonard 

Miss Elvirda Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller 

Miss Yerna Rose 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rose 

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rager . . . . 

Miss Mary Jane White 

Church General Fund 

Adult C. E 

Sr. W. M. C 

Jr. W. M. C 

True Blue S. S. Class 

Willing Workers S. S. Class. . . 

Home Circle Class 

S. S. General fund 

Total 



10. on 
5.00 
22.00 



15.00 
11.00 
20.00 



17.00 
25.00 
20.00 
10.00 

6.00 
20.00 
65.00 
50.00 
15.00 
50.00 
33.20 
10.00 
40.00 
10.00 
110.00 
50.00 
10.00 
70.00 

5.00 
35.00 
75.00 
15.00 
40.00 

5.00 

5.00 
20.00 
10.00 
50.00 

5.00 
10.00 
25.00 

5.00 

5.00 
35.25 
197.05 



13.00 
5.00 

10.00 

21.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
8.00 
5.00 
5.00 

.7.50 
8.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.50 

26.71 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.50 
5.00 

84.05 

281.26 



1st Brethren Church, 




Ellet, Ohio 




Mrs. E. Coast (Gen) (C. F.) .... 


5.00 








10.00 


Mr. and Mrs. A. Black 


5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. R. Rymer, Jr 


5.00 


Mr, and Mrs Harry Smith 


10.00 


Mr. and Mrs. J. Amst.rong . . 


6.00 


Mr. and Mrs. C. Washburn 


5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. C. Long (Gen) (C.F. 


1 30.00 


Mr. and Mrs. E. Wallace 


15.00 


Mrs. Mabel Croyle (Gen) (C.F.).. 


5.00 




15.00 










Mrs. Ada Lacy 


5.00 




20.00 








5.27 












199.29 



1st Brethren Church 
Cleveland, Ohio 



Berkebile. Mr. and Mrs. L. S 


25.00 






Cole, Mr. and Mrs. H. M 


10.00 


Feathers, Mr. and Mrs. Geoo 


25.00 






Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. James .... 


5.00 


Griffin, Frank and family 


16.00 


Jones, Mr. and Mrs. William 


50.00 


Jackson, Corp & Mrs. Richard Jr. . 


5.00 




5.00 


Depp. Rev. and Mrs. W. A 


15.00 


Lepp, Marjorie Anne 


5.00 






Link, S. W. and Mr. and Mrs. . . . 


50.00 


May, Mr. and Mrs. Carl 


12.45 


Miller, Mr. and Mrs. F. B 


25.00 




6.00 




5.50 




15.50 


Beer, Petty Officer 1st Class, Bovd . 


50.00 


Peer, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 


18.00 




15.00 


McNeilly, Mr. and Mrs. W 


10.00 


Nagle, Miss Marv 


10.00 




5.00 




"0.00 


Ritz, Geo., Jr 




Such. Mr. and Mrs. Harry 


10.00 


Tigney, Mrs. Chester 


5.50 


Trisise, Mr. and Mrs. Foster 


10.00 






W. M. C 






30.00 















Grace Brethren Church, Flora, Indi: 







Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Jackson 


50.00 






Mr. Lester Fife 


"5 00 


Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fisher 


25.00 






Mr. and Mrs. Don Bartlett 


25.00 


Air and Mrs Homer Wanna 


25.00 


Mr. E. A. Myer 


20 00 


Mr. and Mrs. Max Mullendore 


20.00 






Mr. and Mrs. Blake Landrum .... 


15.00 




10.50 






Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hendriz 


10.00 


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Marvin 


10.00 




10.00 






Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crook 


5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker 


5.00 




5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Berkey 


5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. Roy Garrison 


5.00 






Marilyn Jean Dyson 


5.00 




5.00 








5.00 




5.00 






Mr. and Mrs. Everett Newby 


10.00 


Mr and Mrs. Raymond Landis . . . 


10.00 




5.00 






Children's Department 


2.00 



deposit 

Church offering 76.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 7.80 

Total $778.59 

1st Brethren Church, La Verne, Calif. 

Boiling, A R $ 10.00 

Boiling, Mrs. Elizabeth 5 00 

Krnwer, F. E 10.00 

Clifton, Mr. and Mrs. C 7.50 

Clemmer, Mrs. Elizabeth 6.50 

Cobaugh, Miss Sarah 7.50 

Colburn, O. F. and family 11.00 

Dahlem, R. J 40. 00 

Dailey, Mr. and Mrs. A. C 9.42 

Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. Geo 5.00 

Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. R 20.00 

Flory. Levi and family 10.60 

Fox, Mr. and Mrs. D. L 7.50 

Frantz, Mr. and Mrs. D. L 12.00 

Gump, Mrs. Viola 5.00 

Haines, Mrs. Opal 5 00 

Il^nes. Miss R 5.00 

Hanawalt, Mrs. S. E 21.00 

Hay. Mr. and Mrs. Geo . . 9 00 

Jeffers, Mr. and Mrs. 1 15.00 

Keating, Mr. A. W 25.00 

Lapp, Mr. and Mrs. F 5 00 

L'nderman, Mr. and Mrs. W 10.00 

McClellan, Mr. and Mrs. J 15.00 

McMahan, C. and family 15.00 

Manning. Mr. and Mrs. M 10.00 

Markle, Miss R 5.00 

Murston, Mr. and Mrs. H. F 68.50 

Monia, Mr. and Mrs. E 25.00 

Montz, Mrs. S 10.00 

Ohler, Mrs. Hilda 5.00 

Raley, Mr. and Mrs. V 17 50 

Sheldoon. Rev. and Mrs. C. B 7.00 

Sickel. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. . 10 00 

Sickel, Mr and Mrs. R. H 10.00 

Squires. Miss V 13.50 

Steves, Mr. and Mrs. T. J 25.00 

Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. P 5.00 

Thomason. Mrs. Laura 15.00 

Walter, Mr. and Mrs. G 15.30 

White, Mr. and Mrs. E. D 20.00 

Wright. Mr. and Mrs L. B 5.00 

First Bre. S. S 76.57 

Women's Bible Class 1250 

Anonymous 50.00 

Anonymous 5.00 

Gifts les= than S5.00 27.16 

Loose offerings 2.25 

Total $732.30 

1st Brethren Church, Harrah, Wash. (Additional) 

Norwood Cunningham $ 5.00 

Frank Cunningham 10.00 

Mrs. Faye Helterbrand 5.00 

Mrs. Earl Garrison 1.00 

Amt. previously reported 233.69 

Total $254.69 

1st Bethren Church, Grafton, W. Va. (Additional) 

Lee Crist (additional) $ 2.00 

Amt. previously reported 141.00 

Total $143.00 

1st Brethren Church, Portis, Kans. (additional) 

Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Garner $ 100.00 

Amt. previously reported 165.49 

Additional gift (CI. Mimeo) 2.00 

Total $267.49 

Summitt Mills Brethren Church, Summltt Wills. 
Pa. 

Additional $ 2.00 

Amt. previously reported 187.06 

Total $189.06 

1st Brethren Church, Canton, Ohio (additional 
report) 

Nelson HaU $ 25.00 

H. A. Heaston 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marsh 5.00 

Mrs. Clara Miller 2.00 

Mrs. Lois Robinson and daughters 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Robinson 5.00 

Senior C. E 5.00 

Senior W. M. C 5.00 

Miscellaneous 5.60 

Amt. previously reported 414.23 

Total $526.83 



189 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Grace Brethren Church, Mansfield, Ohio. 

Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Cashman $ 49.00 

Edwin Cashman 8.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kissel 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Guthrie 20.00 

Marjorie and Marilyn Guthrie 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brenneman 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Jones 11.00 

Mrs. Benton Beal 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Owens 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs N. L. Sprunger 10.00 

Mrs. Rhea Williams 10.00 

Gene Witzky 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Adolf. Witzky 10.00 

Charles Witzky 5.00 

Mrs. Raymond Massie 10.00 

Mr. Raymond Massie 25.00 

Miscellaneous 2.00 

Total $225.25 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Indiana. 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Agler (Gen.) 

(Hag) $ 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Agler 30.00 

Mrs. Marie Agler 10.00 

Mrs. Dessie Bailey (Hag) 5.00 

Miss Alice Bailey (Hag) 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Bailey (Has) .... 15.00 

Michael Guy Bailey (N.R.D.) 5.00 

Michael Guy Bailey (N.R.D.) 20.00 

Miss Lucile Boze 10.00 

Mrs. Flora Caffee 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Christy (Hag) .... 30.00 

Bryce Christy (Hag) 5.00 

Miss Elaine Christy (Hag) 25.00 

Miss Ruth Christy (Gen) 25.00 

Mss Pauline Debolt 5.00 

Miss Nora Dudgeon 10.00 

Trueman Dudgeon (E) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Egly 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bryson Fetters 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hendricks (Hag) . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs Fred Kauffman 50.00 

Miss Chloe Kauffman 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Kauffman .... 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhn 70.00 

Miss Elsie Kuhn 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kuhn 40.00 

Miss Shirley Ann Kuhn 13.24 

Roger LeFever 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. S. J. Leininger (Gen) 

(Hag) 100 00 

Eugene Leininger 30.00 

Miss Genevieve Leininger 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Leistner (Hag) .... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Leistner (Hag) . . . 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leistner 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Liechty (Gen) 

(Hag. Bldg.) 05 00 

Mr. and Mrs Elmer Ludy (Has) 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. P. Miller 50.00 

Carl Miller 10.00 

Miss Marv Kathryn Miller 10.00 

R Baul Miller, Jr 10.00 

Ward Miller 10.00 

Wesley Miller 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Myers 135.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Myers 10.00 

Mr. John Robert Myers 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Melbin Myers (Gen) (E) 100.00 

Miss Hope Myers 26.04 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers 143.00 

John F. Nash 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Parr 30.00 

Miss Betty Lou Parr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs Bert Parr and family 

(Gen) (E) (Hag) 100.00 

Miss Oral Parr 5.00 

Sammy Parr (Hag) 5 00 

Reb. and Mrs. W. H. Schaffer 25.00 

H. Paul Schaffer 6.81 

Miss Alvce Ann Schaffer (Hag) 5.00 

Mrs. Addie Sipe 200 00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Sipe 85.00 

Carl Sipe 5.00 

Donald Sipe 6.10 

Miss Marilvn Sipe 5.82 

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Sipe (Hag) 20 00 

Miss Noami Sipe (Hag) 5.00 

John Sipe 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Smitley (Hag) . . . 25.00 

Mlsa lona Smitley (Hag) 5.00 

ester Smitlev (Hag) 5.00 

Mrs. Alta Smitley (E) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smitley 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Smitley (Had) . . 35.00 

Dickey Smitley 7.39 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Smitley .... 100 00 

Mm. Irvrin Sprunger 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stephenson 50 00 

Mrs. Vola Witter 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lory" Witter 20.00 

Miss Marv Jane Witter 12 03 

Mr and Mrs. J. L. Taney 10.00 

Boys Brotherhood 10.00 

Two Friends 50.00 



Sisterhood 5.00 

Sunday School 100.00 

Women's Class 6.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 6.00 

Total $2,806.68 

1st Brethren Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Rev. J. M. Aeby $ 15.00 

Mrs. J. M. Aeby 15.00 

Janet Aeby 10.00 

Chas. N. Agler 15.00 

Lucile Agler 6.00 

Robert E. Agler 5.00 

Jackie G. Agler 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. R. G. Armey 50.00 

Suzette Armey 10.00 

Rev. J. Keith Altig 6.00 

Mrs. J. Keith Altig 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. Baxter 42.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Boyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Burry 10.00 

Mrs. Edw. Burns 5.00 

Miss Nora Durgeon 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Etter 15.00 

Mrs. Pearl Ervin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Ervin 5.00 

Miss Isobel Fraser 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Horner 5.00 

Mrs. Hazel Hoover 5.00 

Miss Lou-s» Kimmel 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kreigh 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kaster 10.00 

Mrs. Rebecca Kerns 5.00 

Floyd Kerns 5.00 

Geo. B. Lord 10.00 

Mrs. Geo. B. Lord 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Lawlor 6 60 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mason 42.00 

Chas. Lord 10.00 

Harold Mason 25.11 

Miss Betty Mason 6.00 

Guy McNeal 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. McLellan 5.00 

Mrs. R. H. Masterson 6.00 

H. Martz and G. Young 5.00 

Mrs. Morris Mumma 5.00 

Miss Izorah Myers 34.00 

A. J. Nelson 10.00 

Mrs. A. J. Nelson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Oshorn 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Osborn 20.00 

Flov. Leo Polman 25 00 

Mrs. Leila Polman 20.00 

Gerald Polman 10.00 

Miss Elaine Polman 10 00 

Miss Joyce Polman 10.00 

Miss Miriam Rarick 30.00 

Mrs. Bertha Stevens 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Springer 45.00 

Mrs. D. Seibert 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Virts 52.50 

Dale Woods 5 00 

Gifts less than $5.00 16.00 

S R. and Church loose offering 39.33 

Birthday offerings 7.44 

Berean Bible Class 15.00 

W. M. C 11.00 

A. M. F. Club 11.52 

Sr. S M. M 5.00 

Ad. C. E 16 50 

T. P. C. E 11.00 

Int. and Jr. C. E 10.00 

Total $1,033.50 

1st Brethren Church, Klttannlng, Pa. 

Mrs. Laura Wray $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Lemmon 5.00 

Glenn Hooks 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hooks 10 00 

Warren Hooks 5.00 

Robert Hooks 5.00 

Elizabeth Hooks 5 00 

Mrs. Jennie Hooks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cousins 5.00 

Mrs. Doyle Hetrick 5 00 

Mrs. Mary Miller 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Malles 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Moyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bennett 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Bennett 5.00 

Sr. W. M. C 5.00 

Jr. W. M. 5.00 

T. P. C. E , 6.00 

Vera Hooks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Reigert 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert. Jordan 20.00 

Delorea Jordan 5.00 

Wesley Jordan 5.00 

Mr. and Mra. Waller Jordan 10.00 

Carolyn Jordan 5.00 

Scott Richael 10.00 

Delbert Baker 5.00 

Theo. Kerr 5.00 



Bible School 95.01 

Church 54.06 

Total $334.07 

1st Brethren Church, Los Angeles, Calif. 

May Belle Harrison $ 20.00 

Harold M. Jones 5.00 

Mrs. Harold M. Jones 5.00 

Harry R. Newland 25.00 

Mrs. Harry Newland 10.00 

Mr. Wm. H. Farmer 6.00 

Mrs. Edith Emmons 14.00 

Mrs. Harry Sanders 5.00 

Mrs. Joanna Schisler 5.00 

Mis. Carl Coverdale 5.00 

Mrs. Ida Leffler 10.00 

Lucie Saylor 10.00 

Adda Saylor 10.00 

Gleason Haw 25.00 

Mrs. Gleason Haw 25.00 

Mrs. Ethel Hay 5.00 

Clarence Powell 10.00 

Mrs. Clarence Powell (E) 6.00 

Mrs. Carrie Ayers 10.00 

Russell Ogden 5.00 

Sadie E. Miller 15.00 

Clarence Arnda 5.00 

Mrs. Clarence Amdt 5.00 

W. A. Ogden 15.00 

Mrs. W. A. Ogden 10.00 

J. R. Hoffmann 15.00 

Mrs. J. R. Hoffmann 10.00 

Russell Cooper 5.00 

Mrs. Russell Cooper 5.00 

Jack Green 20.00 

Chas. H. Engle 5.00 

Mrs. Harold Sheppard 6.00 

Jane Edmonds 25.00 

Wm. G. Keller 5.00 

Mrs. Hazel Arnett 5.00 

Mrs. Lula Reedy 5.00 

Charlotte M. Lytton 10.00 

Lester Lytton 5.00 

Miscellaneous 49.78 

Mrs. Mary Lou Best (Mod) 25.00 

H. C. Cassell (Mod) 25.00 

Total $483.78 

1st Brethren Church, Wooster, Ohio. 

Dr. C. W. Sprawls $ 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arnold 100.00 

Lida McCoy 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Haroold Joliff 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Palmer 50.00 

John M. Johnson 10.00 

Richard Mayumber 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Martin 10.00 

Herbert Stair and family 25.00 

Thelma Messmore 5.00 

Eva Crawford 100.00 

H. F. Holmes and family 10.00 

Doris Ferguson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johnson 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Jon H. Souires 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Grady 12.00 

Miscellaneous 13.00 

Total $513.00 

1st Brethren Church, Fillmore, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bennett $ 20.00 

Mrs. Kate Casner 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Currier 5.00 

Mr. Art Currier, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. A. H. James 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Kreigbaum 30.00 

Mr. and Mra. Allen LeBard 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Lewis 1 

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Logsdon 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs H. McDonald 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charley Neve 10.00 

Mrs. F. M. Parr 15.00 

Miss Clova Potter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rich 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Robinson 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Strickland 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Warren 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Warren 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Webb 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. R Williams (CI. Ky) . 20.00 

Mrs.. Marion Sackett 5.00 

Bible School 12.50 

Church 8.50 

Total »326.0< 

1st Brethren Church, Whluior. Calif. 

Adams. DeRoy $ 25.00 

Ashman, Rev. and Mrs. C. H 25.00 

Barmore. Mayme Fleming 100.00 

Beeson, Mrs. Ruth 25.00 

Bowman. Gladys 60.00 

Bowman. Mr. and Mrs. Joe 60.00 

Brown. Mrs. Fern 5.00 



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MARCH 20, 1943 



Brown, Mr. and Mre. O. W 20.00 

Bushnell, E. and family 10.00 

CormMck, Mr. and Mrs. G. M 50.00 

Culp, Bob 12.00 

Culp, Mr. and Mrs E. L 100.00 

Culp, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn 10.00 

Culp, Orlyn 25.00 

Coffman, Mrs. Elizabeth A 5.00 

Crawford, Valda 5.00 

Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. H. M 20.00 

Crawford, Mabel 5.00 

Day. Mr. and Mrs. I. T 50.00 

Driver, E. W 47.00 

Epperly, Mrs. H. M 6.00 

Epperly, Jim 10.00 

Faulkner, L. K 25.00 

Fk,ry, Mr. and Mrs. C. H 10.00 

Fralick, Mr. and Mrs. R. C 50.00 

A. Friend (W.R..) 50.00 

Garter, Mr. and Mre. W. M 150.00 

Garwood, Mrs 5.00 

Glenn, James L 25.00 

Gnagy, Etbel 5.00 

Gnagy, J. H 7.50 

Guest. Elizabeth 20.00 

Hamilton, Ben 5.00 

Hamlett, Gerry 6.00 

Hill. eLon C 5.00 

Hopwood R. Burton 10.00 

Horney, Sam 5.00 

Johnson, Mrs. L. J., Mrs. C. W., Car- 

lynne and Auletta 23.00 

Johnson. Walfred J 5.00 

Jones, Mrs. Ida 5.00 

Jones, Wm. H 10.00 

Kelly. Dick 25.00 

Kessler, H. 5.00 

Knipp, Mrs. Elizabeth 5.00 

Knox. Elsie 10.00 

Koon. Mrs. Martha 5.00 

Kreiter, Mr. and Mrs. C. S 10 00 

Kuns. Mr. and Mrs. P. E 5.00 

Lindsay, W. C. and family 5.00 

Loyal Women's Class 20.00 

Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Donald 10.00 

Miller, G. Earl 25 00 

Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E 15.00 

Miller, L. E 10.00 

Mulkins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 60.00 

Flory. George 15.00 

Needham. Mr. and Mrs. Eli 10.00 

Ogden, Elizabeth 10.00 

Palmer, Cora E 5.00 

Patching, Joanne 5.00 

Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. Glen 10.00 

Prink, Mrs. Margorie 5.00 

Batliff, Johanna and Tom 20.00 

Rideout. Mr. and Mrs 36.30 

Robinson. Bob 5.00 

Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy 30.00 

Root, J. E 15.00 

Rough. Mr. and Mrs. E. H 10.00 

Sterling, A. L 30.00 

Stroud, Mr. & Mrs. H. E. (Gen) (E) 15.00 

TJlery. Mrs. George 50.00 

Warne. A. D 25.00 

Zook, Mr. and Mrs. C. V 22.00 

Zook, Franklin 50.00 

Zook, Loren 10.00 

Miscellaneous 30.08 

Total $1,694.88 

1st Brethren Church, 

Whlttler, Calif. 

Christian Endeavor (Brethren National 

O. E. Home Mission project) .... 75.00 



Total $1,769.88 

New Troy Bre'hren Church, 
New Troy, Mich (Additional) 

Mr.s Sarah Williams 12.00 

Am't previously reported 209.75 

Total 221.75 

Yellow Creek Brethren Church, 
Hopewell, Pa. 

Congregation 9.00 

We-t Homer Brethren Church, 
Homervllle, Ohio 

Congregation 318.85 

Congregation (Man) 25.00 

Total 343.85 

Juniata Brethren Church, 
Juniata, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Campbell 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dively 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Holmes 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Rooy Weirick 5.00 

Mrs. C. D. McIIuay 5.00 

Mrs. Eva Harpster 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Vaughn 5.00 

Chap, and Mrs. E. F. Pine 15.00 



Mrs. Mabel A'Donnel 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. O. Mayer 5.00 

Miscellaneous 37.19 

Total 142.19 

(Amount raised for a bus for the work 

in addition to other offering 250.00 

1st Brethren Church, 

Waynesboro, Pa. (Additional offering) 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fogle and family. . . 40.00 

Am't reported previously 1,379.03 

Total $1,379.03 

1st Brethren Church, 

Clayhole, Ky. (Additloanal) 

Paul Landrum 5.00 

Blake Landrum (Mimeo) 8.00 

Am't previously reported 123.00 

Total 136.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mrs. Edythe Schwartz 5.00 

Mrs. Mina Loesch 5.00 

Miss Evelyn Loesch 10.00 

Miss Laura Balderston 10.00 

Mr. Maurice Hearn 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. V. Kimmell 10.00 

Miss Ella Kimmell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Eberwein 5.00 

Mrs. Dora Bomberger 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Shyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. Schwartz 10.00 

Mrs. Wm. McKeefrey (N. R. D. ).... 25.00 

Mrs. Edna Lovelidge 5.00 

Miss Minnie Patterson 5.00 

Mrs. Anna Oliver . 5.00 

Mrs. Susan Maust 8.00 

Mrs. Clara Boardman 6.00 

Mrs. Ellen C. Greaves 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Milla 5.00 

Mrs. A. Christiansen 5.00 

Mr. Wm. McKeefrey (N. R. D.) 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Seitz (N.R.D.) 

(Hag) (Gen) 15.00 

Miss P. V. Seitz 5.00 

Miss Ida Marsden 5.00 

Miss Clan J. Hendley 15.00 

Mr. Ed Graham 5.00 

Mrs. Ada Soubriou and family 5.00 

Miss Ida Banzhaf 5.00 

Mrs. Elsie Eckes 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Craig 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Marquart 25.00 

Miss Alice Class 5.00 

Mrs. J. E. Crill 10.00 

Miss Ruth Croker 25.00 

Miss D. Malick 20.00 

Miss Elizabeth Grace 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Hetrick 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McDowell 5.00 

Miss Elizehcth Reichelt 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sumey (CI. Ky) 20.00 

A Friend (CI. Ky.) 10.00 

Primary Dept. S. S 5.00 

Home Dept. S. S. (Hag) 5.00 

Loyal Workers Class S. S 16.00 

Senior C. E 25.00 

Intermediate C. E 5.00 

Kings Daughters 10.00 

Miscellaneous 14.52 

Mr. James Ballenbine (E) 5.00 

Miss Ruth A. Blue 5.00 

Total 483.52 

1st Brethren Church, 
Martlnsburg, Pa. 

Friends 122.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Miller 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Fishel 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beach 18.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Leidy 17.50 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dilling 21.00 

Mrs. H. K. Repelogle 10.00 

Mrs. Mary B. Delozier 10.00 

H. M. Beach 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Baker (Gen) (E) 5.00 

Mrs. John Loose 5.00 

Mrs. Preston Black 5.00 

Wm. Loose 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Minnich 8.25 

Mrs. Alice Wisler 5.00 

Sannie Klepser 6.00 

Miss Minnie Longenecker 10.00 

Christie Klepser 5.00 

Junior Class 10.00 

Boys Brotherhood 6.60 

Willing Workers Class 5.00 

Men's Bible Clas3 10.00 

Ladies' Bible Class 10.00 

Memory of Mrs. Mary E. Klepser 

by Ladies Bible Class 5.00 

W. M. C 5.00 



Gifts less than $5.00 22.48 

Martha A. Miller 15.00 

King's Daughters Class 10.77 

Total 399.60 

1st Brethren Church, 
Bellflower, Calif. 

Mrs. Grace Baird 5.00 

Richard Course 5. 00 

W. L. Course 5. 00 

J. N. Graham 10.00 

Jack Graham (Gen) (CI. Ky) 15.52 

Paul Hall 5.00 

Ruth Hall s'oo 

Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Hall 5.00 

Catherine Fuik 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Latshaw 10.00 

Mary and Lorraine Latshaw 5.00 

Mrs. Louise Macdonald 15.00 

Mr and Mrs. J. Leffingwell 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Marsh 15.00 

Helen Swank 10.00 

Mrs. Alice Woods 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Watte 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Giles Mellen 5.00 

Jr. C. E 10.00 

W. M. C 5.00 

Bible School 24.86 

Total 205.38 

Campbell Brethren Church, 
L&ke Odessa, Mich. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Miller (N.T. ) 

(Gen) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Groff 15.00 

R. G. Price and family 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Murray 25.00 

Mr. ad Mrs. Calvin Nash 10 00 

Edgar Strong (Gen) (E) 5. 00 

Mary L. Henney (Gen) (N.T.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Henney 10.00 

Mrs. Ira Hulleberger 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Darby 10.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Blaine Snyder (N.R.D.) . 12.00 

Meredith Darby 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Carter 10.00 

Evelyn Kloppenstein 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Allarding 30.00 

Mrs. Phoebe Mote 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Hayes 20.00 

Mrs. Theodore Titus 5.00 

Church 3.33 

Total 225.33 

1st Brethren Church, South Gate, Calif. 

Mrs. Geo. L. Bramaric $ a. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bullis 5.00 

Susie Crane 5^00 

Cynthia Coleman (3L.A.) 5.00 

Loren F. Cunningham (Os) 5.00 

Winifred B. Cunningham (Os) 5.00 

Mrs. Iola Dunn i 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Force 22.00 

Evelyn Fuqua 5.00 

Ruth Fuqua (3. LA.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Giesler 5.00 

Mrs. L. H. Harrison 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hiekey 20.00 

Mrs. Elva Hoisington 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lee 5.00 

Ray L. Lytton 5.00 

Mrs. Etta McNeil (Gen) (E) (L) . . . . 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Penrod 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Redd 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. . E. Rettig 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schopp 10.00 

W. J. Smith 5.00 

Anne, Mrs. and Elias D. White 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert White 5.00 

Mrs. Anna C. Whitney 5.00 

Mrs. Paul Wittig 5.00 

Dorothy Wolf 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Zimmerman 5.00 

First Brethren Bible School offering. . . 48.31 

Church general offering 51.86 

Total $337.17 

McKee Brethren Church, Duncansvllle, Pa. 

Kings Daughters Class (E) $ 6.40 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Van Orman 

(New Work) 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 8.60 

Total $20.00 

1st Brethren Church, San Diego, Calif. 

Atlaffer. Mrs. Alta $ 5.00 

Alcorn, Miss Maribeth 5.00 

Altman. J. E. and family 5.00 

Baldwin, Bill 5.00 

Becker. Wesley 5.00 

Bickford. Mrs. Martha 10.00 

Bowman, Miss Neva 20.00 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Buchenau, Miss Grace 10.00 

Budvarson, Mr. and Mrs. A 5.00 

Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. L. G 10.00 

Carpenter, Keith 5.00 

Carpenter, Kenneth 5.00 

Cram, Mr. and Mrs. Wendel 10.00 

Clowe, Miss Olive 25.00 

Desheimer, Miss Frieda 10.00 

Flory, Rev. A. L 20.00 

Gnnn, David 5.00 

Hal], Zaida B 5.00 

Hall, Mrs. Cora L 5.00 

Hall. Miss Olive A 5.00 

Lange. Mr. and Mrs. H. E 15.00 

Lee, Mr. and Mrs. H. L 10.00 

Lempke, Mrs. Lillian 61.35 

Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Paul 10.00 

Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Perry 16.00 

Metz, Mr. and Mrs. A. R 25.00 

Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. D. P 30.00 

Ncvegold, Mr. and Mrs. R. W 25.00 

Payne. Orson W 6.00 

Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph TV 50.00 

Rochfort. Mr,, and Mrs. Henry 5.00 

Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. \Y 20.0(1 

Sexauer, Corolyn J 5.00 

Sturz. Mrs. Harol and Sylvia 12, .00 

Svelmoe, Gordon 10.00 

Women's Missionary Council 20.00 

Offerings less than $5.00 45.15 

Y. P. C. E 25.00 

Total $365.50 

1°t Brethren Church, 
Dayton, Ohio 

Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Lentz 150.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Drahman 128.00 

Mr. ami Mrs. Lewis Rayhurn 89.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hoffman 83.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Campbell 80.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Ham 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grubbs 70.00 

Bnethian Bible Class 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Weimer 53.50 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Hacker 51.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. G. Corre 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Towner 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Wolfe 50.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Barnard 50.00 

Miss Independence Kendig 45.25 

Goolden Rule Class 44.00 

Jr. Dept 42.00 

Mrs. Ana K. Beeghly 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A Patterson 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Edwards 37.50 

!■ i I Mrs, W. .T. Bamhart 37.00 

Mr and Mrs. Howard Bolender 36,00 

Mr. and Mrs O. Earl Diehle 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Fretcher 35.00 

' Mr-, Ilewey Long 27.00 

Mrs. Tlie'ina Reed 27.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaeff 27.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Trissel 27.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Leroy Hart 25.00 

Mr. Albert Shopc 24.00 

Primary Department 22.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pry 21.75 

Mr. and Mrs. .1. C. Crigler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. .Toohn Shipley 20.00 

Reginners Dept 16.75 

Mr. Chas. Shipley 17.25 

Mr. W. C. Teeter & Grace Buck ... 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker 15.00 

Miss Zelpha Denlinger 15.00 

Mrs. Belle Ewing 15.00 

Mr. Orville Grisso 15,00 

Home Builders Class 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H E. Ftz 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Young 15.00 

Mr and Mrs Jack Bowles 13.00 

Win One Class 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Grubbs 12.75 

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Priser 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shipley 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks 11.00 

Mr. Warren Driver 10.50 

Mrs. Marie Waterhouse 10.50 

Miss F. Jane Rader 10.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Noel Allaman 10.00 

Miss Delight Hart 13 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burnett 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Coblentz 10,00 

Mrs. Manda Daziesen 10.00 

Miss Minnie Deeter 10 00 

Mrs. Emma Gearhart 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Haller 10 00 

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Remp 10 00 

Miss Carrie Wogaman 10 00 

Mre. Clara Timmons O.r.O 

Mrs. Bertha Jackson 8.75 

Miss Elva Perry 8.75 

Mrs. Bertha StuH 8.75 

Hrs. Minnie Settler 8.00 

Mr and Mrs. Gen. Sifford 8 00 

Mary and Dorcis Davis 7,75 



Mr. Arthur Corre 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zimmerman .... 7.50 

Ms. Clara Heaton 7.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Heater 7.00 

Mr. Baul Coblentz, Jr 0.75 

Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Bowser 6.50 

Mrs. Ruth Barnes 6.50 

Dick, James & Eugene Edwards 6.50 

Mrs. Myrtle Landis 6.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Edwards 6.20 

Mr. and Mrs. Comer Clyde 6.00 

The Hole Family 6.00 

Mrs. Martha Haner 6.00 

Cradle Roll Dept 5.50 

Miss Ella Gear 5.50 

Mrs. Nina Austin 5.00 

Miss Dorcas Barnard 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bucher 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Baumgardner .... 5.00 

Mr. William Campbell 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Elmore 5.00 

Mr. and Mrss True Henninger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoyt 5.00 

Mr. Jesse Lentz 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Loy 5.00 

Mrs. John A. Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morgan 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ulys Mathews 5.00 

Mrs. Marion Pflum 5.00 

Miss Evelyn Pry 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pries 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J V. Price 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Rudolph 5.00 

Mrs. O. M. Shipley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Steinbargev 5.00 

Mrs. Anna R. Teeter 5.00 

Mr. Geo. Wogaman 5.00 

Mrs Lova Yingling 5.00 

General S. S. offering 50.00 

Smaller amounts 46.80 

Total $2,438.00 

NOTE: The 1st Brethren Church of Dayton 

has given $1251.91 direct to the North River- 
dale Brethren Church during this year, which is 
not reported elsewhere in these columns. 

Ghent Brethren Church, 
Roanoke, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Putt 20.00 

Mr. E. V. Parsell 25.00 

Mrs. E. V. Parsell 25.00 

Alfred and Maynard Parsell 8.00 

Melvin Parsell 5.00 

Mrs, Ernestine Nichols 7.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. H. Conner & family.. 51.00 

Mrs. Ruth Powell 70.00 

Mr & Mrs. R. G. Perdue & family. . 17.00 

Miss Gertrude Itumberg 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Huffman and 

Virginia Ann 17.00 

Pi-Meyer's S. S. Class 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Jefferson 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. M. Donahue & family. 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Catron & family. . 0.00 

Mrs. L. F. Wright & L. D 7.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. O. Simmons & family. 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. V. Clingenpeel & family 26.56 

Mrs. A. W. Caldwell and Troy 7.00 

Mrs. Clelia Shepherd 15.00 

Uev. and Mrs. H. W. Koontz 3100 

HolKs Koontz 5.14 

Kenneth Koontz 5.30 

Mrs. E. E. Bateman 7.00 

Mr. W. V. Findley 27.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robinson 15.00 

Miss Goldie Hale and Ronnie 10.30 

Mr. aad Mrs. J. E. Dangerfield 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mills 12.00 

Mr. 2nd Mrs W. B. Dangerfield 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Moore 35.00 

Mr and Mrs. William Fisher 10.90 

Miss Ollie Kingrey 5.00 

Mrs. F. L. Brumbaugh 36.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Dewey Murray & Eva . . . 37.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Greig & family . . 30.00 

Mr. & Mrs, Elwood Kingrey & Carol . 23.04 

Miss Elizabeth Shorter 20.40 

Mrs. J. E. Harris 30.00 

Mr. F. E. Mauck 1 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Slaydon & family 16.00 

Mr. Chas. Clingenpeel 5.00 

Mrs, .1. L. Lloyd and Dean 7.00 

Mrs Clara Linkenhoker 8.1 S 

Mrs. E. B. Murphy 15.00 

Mrs. Hallie Booth & Lewis 11.43 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kingrey & Michael 7.78 

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Keith 18.60 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boone 6.80 

Mr. * Mrs. Mnda Coffey & Peggy. . . . 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanford E. Cooper .... 5.00 

Mt. Clarence Lackey 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Perdue 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Christopher Lackey .... 5.00 

Miss Rubv Keith 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. E. Anderson .... 5.00 

Mrs S A Coffey 5.00 



Men's Bible Class 10.00 

Miss Kathleen Foster 8.64 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Perdue 6.00 

Ghent S. S 26.88 

Air Cadet John D. Moore 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 76.93 

Total 1,200 00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, Pa. 

Brotherhood of Alexander Mack 70.00 

Jr. Brotherhood of Alexander Mack 

(N.R.D.) (Tr) 20.00 

Young Peoples C. E 70.00 

Intermediate C. E 10.00 

Jr. C. E 10.00 

S. M. M 15.00 

Jr. S. M. M 10.00 

W. M. C 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Watkins 80.00 

Mr. and Mis. Eniest Halliwell 60.00 

Mrs. Mars' Bifano & family 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Noon 50.00 

Mi and Mrs. Robert Sigg 40.00 

Mr and Mrs. Russell Redinger 40.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Archie L. Lynn 36.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Dick (Wi) 35.00 

Mr. ad Mrs. H. Leslie Moore 35.00 

Thomas Watkins, Jr 34.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Ringler 30.00 

-Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kyler 30.00 

Mr. Wm. R. Miller 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartwiger 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stump 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Probst 25.00 

Mr Mike Korelitz 24.00 

Miss Janet Houston 22.50 

Mr and Mrs. Charles Hable 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Reighard & Lois .... 20.00 

Mr. S. H. Fyock (Cle) 20.00 

Evelyn McClain 20.00 

Mr. H. A. Schumaker 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Furst 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Barron (N.R.D.) 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphouse (N.R.D) 15.00 

Mrs. Berwyn Evans 12.74 

Mrs. Grace Heilman and Lottie .... 12.00 

Mr. Don Rager 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keim (Maul... 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Miller 11.00 

Miss June Blough (CI. Ky.) 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Eckstine 10.25 

Mr. and Mrs. M E. Rose 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Home 10.00 

Mrs. W. R. Jones and Ada Mae 10.00 

Miss Ruby Ringler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Farwell (Gen) 

(E) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gunter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Albert 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hindman 0.00 

Mrs. M. D. Shearer (Gen) (E) 5.00 

Miss Essie Teeter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvastia Custer 5.00 

Mr. J. C. Leckey 5.00 

Mr. Lem Hildebrand 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gardner 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Apple 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. J. B. Gindlesberuer . . . 5.00 

Miss Margaret Cook 5.00 

Mrs. John Barron 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Reichard 5.00 

M- and Mrs. Myles Hammer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Feather 5.00 

Mrs. h. H. Mitchell 5.00 

William and Richard Mitchell 5.00 

Mrs. J. A. Petz 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Jones 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. Ben Stutzman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Altemus 5.00 

H. J. Moore 5.00 

Richard N. Moore 5.00 

Mrs. Ethyl Riddel 5.00 

Mrs. V. A. Anthony 5.00 

Mrs. I. W. Harbaugh 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Corle 5.00 

Mi. and Mrs. H. N. Cober 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 38.05 

Gifts less than $5.00 (Cle) 1.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (N.R.D.) 2.00 

Sunday School 17.48 

Gleaners S. S. Class 13.80 

Miss June Blough's Primary Class 

(N.R.D.) 7.26 

Loyal Women's Class 6.27 

Miss Gladys Palliser Primary Class (Wi) 4.75 

Total $1,466.50 

Grace Brethren Church, Fremont, Ohio. (Addi- 
tional) 

Congregation $ 2.50 

Amount reported previously. 181.90 

Total $184.49 



172 



MARCH 20, 1943 



CHRISTIAN 




THE KIND OF A C. E. MEETING THAT 
GETS PLACES 

Bill, Tom, and Bob were talking so earnestly to 
each other that they didn't notice "Uncle" John com- 
ing up the sidewalk to where they were seated on the 
front porch steps. They were talking about their C. E. 
and as they turned at "Uncle" John's greeting, they 
all exclaimed in unison, "Just the one to help us!" 

"Uncle" John seated himself on a lower step and 
asked them what their problem was. In a few words, 
they told him of their desire to see their C. E. really 
amount to something for the Lord. They had just 
returned from a District C. E. Rally, and were deter- 
mined to get down to business for their Lord, and 
have a C. E. that would really get places. 

"Well, fellows," said "Uncle" John enthusiastically, 
"I'll be more than glad to help you out. I can think 
of at least a half-dozen things that are necessary if 
your C. E. meeting is to become the kind that 'gets 
places', as you just put it. 

"First, your C. E. meeting- must be a prayer-made 
-meeting. I mean by that just this, — that it must be 
born in prayer. Many C. E. meetings are too human, 
but if yours really gets places it must be directed by 
the Lord Himself. Not only the leader, but your fel- 
low Endeavorers, must pray throughout the week for 
the next meeting. To leave this praying entirely to 
the leader will weaken your meeting. So that means 
that all of you must pray everyday in your Quiet 
Hour period for your C. E. meeting. 

"And second, your C. E. meeting must be a well- 
prepared-meeting. In other words, fellows, that 
means plain hard work. And here's a hint — do the 
hard work before Sunday afternoon. Yes, get your 
topics, special music, etc., out a week ahead of time. 
Last minute preparation kills any meeting. Why? Be- 
cause the Lord can't do much speaking or directing 
when you frantically grab your topic as you are put- 
ting on your hat to leave for C. E. 

"Well, here's the third suggestion — the topics must 
be practical. By practical, I mean that they must 
help each of you. Young people are seeking help; and 
they'll come to your C. E. if they know they'll receive 
it. Your topics should apply to your everyday lives; 
talk in concrete terms; use simple illustrations. 
There's a need; and you can meet that need. 



ENDEAVOR NEWS 



My fourth suggestion is about your topics also. 

Here's something you fellows must not do. Yes, you 
can guess — you absolutely must not read your topics. 

Study your topic thoroughly during the week, and 
then give it in your own words on Sunday. Study it 
enough so that it will mean something to you, then 
it will mean more to others. We must first receive a 
blessing before we can pass it on to others. 

"Now, for the fifth suggestion — your C. E. meeting 
must be refreshing. Ever get hungry for peanuts? 
Sure you do. But if you ate peanuts day after day 
after day, they wouldn't be much of a treat, would 
they? Well, fellows, that's the way with C. E. meetings. 
The same kind over and over and over again gets 
monotonous. Let no two meetings be just the same; 
begin differently and conduct each along different 
lines; be constantly thinking of new ways of pre- 
senting your meetings. Make use of the blackboard, 
flannelgraph, radio and loud speaker. Have debates, 
missionary meetings with speakers in foreign cos- 
tumes, etc. 

"And last, your meeting must be a spiritual meet- 
ing. Don't get away from your idea to do real work 
for your Lord. No matter how interesting, and unique 
your meeting might be, if it isn't spiritual it won't 
tell for eternity, nor get places in God's program. 
Jesus Christ must be exalted in every topic, song, 
poem, in everything — "that in all things He might 
have the preeminence" Col. 1:18. 

"Guess that's about all, fellows. Hope these half- 
dozen suggestions will really help you in your C. E. 
meetings," concluded "Uncle" John. 

The three fellows each took a dpep breath, looked 
at each other, thanked "Uncle" John, and began 
talking over the suggestions he had given — each de- 
termined that their C. E. meetings would be the kind 
that would really get places. 

Mrs. Philip J. Simmons, 
Listie, Penna. 
The Brethren National C. E. Union, 
Assistant Prayer Meeting Director 



REMEMBER 

Fault finding requires no talent, no self denial, no 
brains, no character. 



1st Brethren Church, 
Spokane, Wash. 

Rev. J. R. Garter 20.00 

S. L. Roberts 20.00 

Louise Dech 10.00 

N. J. Colony 5.00 

Mr. ad Mrs. Craigs Elteaborough .... 5.00 

Tony Sonnanberg 5.00 

Mrs. E. Berry 5.00 

R. O. Coz ' 5.00 

B. G. Jones 15.00 

Mrs. Steley 5.00 

Mr. ad Mrs. Roabuck 2.50 

Miss L. Bowers 5.00 

S. S. Dept 5.00 

Gold Band Class 5.25 

Total 112.75 

1st Brethren Crurch, Glendale, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Masters $1000.00 

N. R. Matson 5.00 

Alpha Loudagin 5.00 

George W. Walker 5 On 

Flora H. Meyer : 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. n. Blomberg .". 00 



Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hedrick 

Raymond and Esther Kirby 

S B. Berkey 

Kietha Black 

C. J. Knutson 

Neva Behm 

Rev. Geo. Richardson and family 

Mrs. Wl. Hengerer (Gen) (L) (E) 

(Miss. Pt.) 

Chas. H. Brown 

Mrs. M. M. Whitney 

Harold and Elsie Whitney 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Stivers 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Goodwin 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Hammer (E) (Gen) 
Rible School offering: 

SENIOR DEPT. 
Junior High Boys..$ 8.75 
Misc. 25.36 



S32.ll 



JUNIOR DEPT.: 
Mrs. Joseph. Gates. $ 5.00 
Mrs. Jesse Travis. 5.00 
Miscellaneous 16.29 



Total from Bible School . 



Total J1.3R0.10 

1st Brethren Church, Glendale, Calif. 

MISCELANEOUS 

Mrs. Geo. Bondish (Mary Ware) $ 500 

Chas. H. Brown (Mary Ware) 400 

Total *»00 

1st Brethren Church, 

Conemaugh, Pa. $ 802.25 

2nd Brethren Church, 

Los Angeles, Calif 1004. fiO 

3rd Brethren Church, 

Los Angeles, Calif 406. On 

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"UP-TO-THE-MINUTE Books Wanted for American 
Soldiers and Sailors," states a news item that ap- 
peared last week. In describing the kind and the 
quality of books desired, the committee to collect them 
said: We want "live, up-to-the-minute books such as 
a hard-hitting, intelligent American soldier would 
want to read," and 
"Brain food, to 
help them train 
for advancement." 

Every man and 
every woman, 
whether directly or 
indirectly serving 
the country in this 
time, ought to 
have the very best 
in literature that 
can be procured 
for them. And did 
you know that 
every demand that 
can be made upon 
a book, can be sat- 
isfied in just one 
book, THE BIBLE? 

Here is the Book 
of the finest literature, such as a hard-hitting, in- 
telligent American soldier" of this country ought to 
read. Here is "brain food" of the highest value. And 
more! Here is the food of the soul which is able to 
make one v/ise unto salvation. Here is the BOOK that 
will be even more timely in eternity than in time. 




This Book is not limited as to time, place or class. 

Chapin Hall, a columnist in a local paper, says: 
"The Bible is still the world's best seller; popular 
reading even among the boys behind the guns on 
land, sea and in the air. Col. Rickenbacker's recent 

testimonial stepped 
up this interest in 
the Book of Books." 

When Ricken- 
backer was coming 
ashore at a South 
Pacific base, after 
his almost miracu- 
1 o u s rescue, h e 
turned to Private 
B a r t e k with a 
grim smile and 
said: ''Better 
thank God for 
your Testament, 
son. You see now 
what faith can do 
for you." Private 
Bartek, who was 
the only one who 
had a Testament 
in Rickenbacker's party, was so impressed by this 
whole event that he has indicated that he will enter 
the sacred ministry of the gospel as soon as the war 
is over. The word of God is still sharper than any two- 
edged sword. 



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I SOME OF ITS CAUSES. 

1. The fear of man. Ashamed to confess. 

2. Worldly associations in social and business com- 
panionships. 

3. Unequally yoked with unbelievers in marriage. 

4. Yielding to the desire for what is new rather than 
profitable. 

5. Maintaining an unforgiving spirit toward an- 
other (Mark 11:25-26). 

6. Harboring unclean thoughts and feelings. 

7. Refusing to make confession to God when con- 
scious of having sinned. 

II. SOME OF ITS EVIDENCES. 

1. Neglecting the Word of God as the Bread of Life. 

2. Little desire of secret prayer and communion 
with God. 

3. Growing fondness of worldly pleasures. 

4. Satisfied with present attainments in spiritual 
things. 

5. Trifling excuses for neglecting Christian fellow- 
ship. 

6. Tendency to discontent and faultfinding. 

7. Decreasing anxiety for the salvation of others. 

III. THE REMEDY. 

1. Return, Repent, Confess, Renounce, Perform. 
(Jer. 8:5; Revelation 2:4-5). 



Those newsreel shots of toboggan teams in the 
Swiss Alps don't prove very much, but at least you 
get a glimpse of a few Europeans sticking together. 



(Exclusively for The Boys' and Girls' Own Corner) 

By Charles R. Taber, a missionary in Africa 

It has been very hot and damp today. All day we 
have been sweating. It is now 4 o'clock P. M. The 
northern sky gets frightfully black, and we hear 
distant, rolling thunder and see distant lightning. I 
asked the little black boy, "Ngou aye' tiga?" (Water 
wants to come?) 

"Fade' ngou mingui aga," (Soon much water will 
come) he replies. 

The oppressive heat is broken by a cooling breeze, 
and the thunder and lightning get closer. The breeze 
gets stronger and soon becomes a gale. By now the 
sky overhead is an ugly gray-black. The thunder gets 
still nearer, and blinding flashes of lightning pierce 
the sky. Suddenly, after a particularly loud clap of 
thunder, that reverbrates across the sky, the rain 
begins to come down in torrents, driven along the 
ground by the wind. We hurry to get everything that 
is not waterproof out of the leaky rooms, for some 
rooms (Marguerite's bedroom, for instance) leak 
like a sieve. After a quarter of an hour the wind 
stops, as if by enchantment, and the rain settles 
down to a peaceful shower that frequently lasts all 
evening. 

The next morning the sky is clear, and the weather 
is fine. The atmosphere has been cleared by the 
rain, and all the plants are greener. The rain has 
done some good after all. 



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By R. I. Humberd, Martinsburg, Pa. 

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may 
see your good works, and glorify your Father which 
is in heaven." (Matt. 5:16). 

Number One — A Light 

"Let your light shine — Oh," 
cries Miss Church Member, "Isn't 
it just wonderful how prophesy is 
being fulfilled? We see little lights 
everywhere. How did the Bible 
know that women would sometime 
smoke cigarettes?" 

Number Two — Another Light 
"Glorify your Father." I copied 
the following from an examination 
paper of one of my students in 
•■Let your jight to shine the Altoona School of the Bible. 
£"..?£ .*d work* " The . following incident occured 
and glorify your Fattier on a tram at a time when I was 
which is in heaven-— much tempted to follow the advice 
Matthew 5:16. Q f a worldly Christian friend who 

wanted me to 'fix myself up' ac- 
cording to the world's standard. It proved to me 
again God's goodness in giving encouragement at a 
time when it was needed, and in giving me an op- 
portunity to speak to a lost soul. Also showing me 
how much the world is looking at the Christian walk. 

"The man to whom I spoke said he could not be- 
lieve in God, and refused the tract I offered him. Af- 
ter telling me that God didn't answer his prayer one 
time when he was in desparate trouble, I explained 
to him that he must first come to God as a sinner, 
and I gave to him the plan of salvation. There was 
a long silence, until nearing my destination he asked 
for the tract and asked me to pray for him, saying, 
'You are the first woman in years I've talked to who 
wasn't all painted up, smoking or drunk. You seem 
to know what you are talking about. Pray for me. I 
want to believe." 



iUe Plaueb MeetUuf 

The prayer meeting has a larger place in the life 
of the Church of Christ than many are inclined to 
believe. It is extremely difficult to measure its in- 
fluence because it is subtle and spiritual rather than 
visible and material, yet it permeates the life of a 
church and community as a leaven. The prayer meet- 
ing is often spoken of as "a problem," usually be- 
cause so little attention is given to the service. There 
are many reasons why Christians should attend: 

To Meet the Lord. Jesus said, "Where two or three 
are gathered together in my name there am I in the 
midst of them." All the blessings that flow from His 
gracious presence may come to such as meet Him in 
the little prayer circle. Thomas missed more than he 
realized when he absented himself from the group of 
disciples after the Resurrection. 

To Develop Our Devotional Natures. Every individ- 
ual has various sides to his being, social, business, 
mental, one of these being the devotional, which re- 
quires constant attention. We need to develop the 
spirit of reverence, of love, and of enthusiasm for all 
that is good. The prayer meeting furnishes this grace 
and counter-balances somewhat the influence of 
hostile forces in the world. 



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in a social way. "All ye are brethren," a sacred, bless- 
ed tie in the family of God, fellow-workers in the 
Master's kingdom, who are rich in grace and in 
visions of glory. 

To Study God's Word. We need the light of truth 
in the pathway of life. "Thy word is a lamp unto my 
feet and a light unto my path." In the informal, 
social gathering of the church much inspiration and 
light comes in the unfolding of the Word. 

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nearer to our Master. 

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Faith. This may become merely a slavish habit but 
a good habit is better than a bad one. Why not put 
a good spirit into a good habit? There was plenty of 
reason for the prayer gathering in the early Christian 
church and we may receive the same blessings that 
the disciples did if we follow their example. 

To Exercise Obedience. The command is: "Not for- 
saking the assembling of ourselves together, as the 
maner of some is." Neglect is not a modern fault but 
one that has retarded the growth of the cause from 
its inception. Is the meeting dry? Why not help to 
make it interesting? It is your service; if tedious, it 
may be your fault. Is it because of conflicting in- 
terests that you omit it? Then "Seek ye first the 
Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these 
things shall be added unto you." Do you not see why 
you need attend? Then there is the command above 
mentioned. "If you love me keep my commandments." 

To Serve the Best Interests of All Concerned. We 
owe it to ourselves; we owe it to our brethren; to our 
tost men. In short, we cannot afford to stay away, 
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NEWS FROM THE FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH 
RITTMAN, OHIO 

Because we always enjoy reading the news of other 
portions of the Field, a word of greeting from the 
Brethren in this field might be of interest to our 
Herald friends. 

We came here in answer to the Lord's call after al- 
most eight years of ministry among the good Breth- 
ren at Vinco, Pa. It was with a great deal of reluc- 
tance that we left our good friends out there. Ties 
so deeply rooted, as were those which had grown up 
through the years, are not easily bidden adieu, but 
feeling the call of the Lord of the Harvest into an- 
other portion of His Vineyard, we closed our ministry 
in Pennsylvania and came to Rittman, O. 

We began our ministry here on November 1, 1942. 
This is a promising field, but like most places, much 
to be done for the Lord ere He returns. We found here 
a group of Bible-loving Brethren so characteristic of 
our churches everywhere. So we, by His Grace and 
help, set out immediately to continue building for 
the Lord Jesus Christ on the foundation which had 
been laid in His Word. 

There are a few things of interest which the rest 
of the Herald readers might enjoy hearing about. Our 
Thanksgiving Offering for Home Missions this year 
was the largest ever sent in from this church. At 
present, we are laying plans for the largest Foreign 
Mission Offering we have ever laid at the feet of our 
Blessed Lord. Pray that it might be so, to His eternal 
glory. _______________ 



Another factor of great rejoicing was the evangelis- 
tic meeting which was held February 7-21. Brother 
Wm. A. Steffler of the Third Church in Philadelphia 
was our evangelist. Since we had worked together be- 
fore as pastor and evangelist, we were by no means 
strangers in the work. Brother Steffler was at his 
very best while he was with us. His messages were 
searching and convincing. They were mightily used 
of the Lord. The visible harvest was five first time 
confessions, and two additional came for admittance 
for church membership from other churches. Not 
only were sinners saved, but saints were strengthened. 
We expect to see even greater results from the minis- 
try of the Word in our midst. It is with heart-felt 
thanks that we express our gratitude to the Third 
Church of Philadelphia for giving us their beloved 
pastor for these two weeks. 

We are looking forward to greater things for the 
Lord in the future, should He tarry in His coming. We 
expect to have the Student's League of Many Na- 
tions from Bible School Park, New York with us for 
a one night service on March 31. According to Brother 
Herman Hoyt's present schedule, he will be with us 
for a week's Bible Conference, July 5-11, 1943. We 
expect also to erase the small amount remaining on 
our building debt in the near future. 

Since coming to this field, we have enjoyed the 
very fine fellowship of the pastors of this district. 
It is a pleasure to still be among brethren that dwell 
together in unity. 

Brethren, pray for us in this field that our every 
ambition might be for the glory of the Lord Jesus 
Christ and that our every desire might be subject to 
His blessed will. We praise God for the privilege of 
being His ambassadors in these crucial times. 
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March 27, 1943 





Will you not pray for us? Alone we stand 
To stem the awful tide of sin and shame. 
To cast out demons in the mighty Name, 

Which is alone the hope of every land. 

Not yet the crowning! Fields must first be won. 
Lives freely yielded, martyr blood be spilt, 
Love cast out fear, redemption blot out guilt. 

Ere we behold the Kingdom of God's Son. 

Pray, pray for us! We are but vessels frail; 
The world's appalling need would crush us down. 
Save that in vision we behold the crown 

Upon His brow who shall at length prevail. 

We shall behold it! Lo, His Word stands sure. 
Our King shall triumph in a world set free. 
With joy His chosen ones His reign shall see. 

Pray for us, brother, that we may endure. 

— Selected 




A Gly f/iam Qan-Aw&y 

Sick unto death, alone, 

Here in my darkness I lie; 
No light in the earth around; 

Cloud and storm in the sky; 
Alone, alone, alone, 
In the dark I lie! 

Left — forgotten — forlorn — 
Not even the spirits near — 

Spirits I worshiped well — 

I have called, but they do not hear. 
I am alone — alone — 

And the dark is dread. 

Where is it I go? 

My soul is full of dread; 
My fathers have died, I die; 

My last, least hope is fled, 
And I am all alone, 
And my heart is afraid. 

No light, no love, no help, 

No Saviour for such as I, 
No balm, no physician — none. 

No one to heed my cry — 
Alone, alone, alone, 
In the dark I lie! — Selected. 



DARE WE, DARE WE— 

go up to the Judgment Bar of God without having done the utmost that in us is to carry the bread of life to the mil- 
lions that are perishing in heathen darkness? Our Lord's command is imperative and final: 

"CO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE COSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE." 

WE MUST WE MUST GO OR SEND! 

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SPEAKING 



Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



CALLING SPECIAL ATTENTION 
TO ARTICLES HEREIN: 

The readers of this issue are invited to give very careful 
reading to the articles from Mr. and Mrs. Sickel printed 
herein. These articles certainly reveal the fact that Latin 
America not only furnishes one of the most difficult mission 
fields in the world, but likewise one of the most needy. 
Whether the lost souls of "The Neglected Continent" will re- 
ceive the message of salvation or reject it, we are fulfilling our 
commission and obligation to the Lord in giving "the gospel 
to every creature." Our Lord did not command us to go to 
the easy fields, nor for that matter to the difficult ones. He 
simply told us to "preach the gospel to every creature," 
whether they will hear or forbear. 

We also wish to call special attention to Rev. Kenneth Ash- 
man's "Practical Methods of Raising an Easter Offering." 
This is an exceedingly valuable article from one of the most 
successful missionary pastors in the Brethren Church today. 
Kenneth may be young in years, but he carries a very val- 
uable head on his shoulders. It is not yet too late to put all 
his suggestions into operation. If put into operation, we pre- 
dict the largest Easter Offering in the history of the Brethren 
Church. Last year it touched almost $70,000. Will we exceed 
that figure this year? We will ! And, if we do, we expect to 
see, in spite of war conditions, the largest band ever of new 
missionaries sailing away for the foreign fields, carrying with 
them the message of life eternal. The Lord is coming soon. 
Let us work while it is day. "The night cometh, when no man 
can work." 



A SERMON IN ONE 
SENTENCE 

As the editor read over the copy coming into his office for 
this issue of The Brethren Missionary Herald, there was 
one sentence that struck him more forcefully than any other. 
You will find it in the article by Rev. Bernard N. Schneider, 
pastor of the First Brethren Church, Washington, D. C, who 
wrote under the caption, "Saving Our Own Skin." This en- 
tire article certainly ought to furnish food for some very seri- 
ous thinking on the part of any who are a bit indifferent on 
the subject of foreign missions. 

But, to the sentence to which we have referred, Brother 
Schneider says : "The Lord let us look at only one man who 
had gone to torment, and that man begged for a chance to go 
back and be a missionary" (Luke 16:27,28). 

We might say that Brother Schneider's statement is not 
quite true to the fact as stated in the Scriptures. The rich 
man, Dives, probably would have rejoiced "for a chance to go 
back and be a missionary," but he probably knew that that 
would not be granted him. Therefore, he plead with Abraham 
to send Lazarus to be a missionary to his "five brethren." 

Never before has the editor in all his long service in con- 
nection with our foreign work and in all the missionary ser- 
mons he has ever preached — never before did he think of this 
story as the basis for a missionary sermon. However, he has 
concluded that it contains the basis for the most telling mis- 
sionary sermon it would be possible to preach. Here is a 
"rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and 
fared sumptuously every day" but denied "a certain beggar 
named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full of sores, and 
desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich 
man's table : moreover the dogs came and licked his sores." 
This rich man died and went into the other world where the 
realities of that world burst in upon his vision and his senses. 
Immediately he sent forth a prayer to Abraham pleading with 
him to send Lazarus back to his "five brethren ; that he may 



testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of tor- 
ment." He who denied a few crumbs to a needy beggar now 
would give everything he ever had, if only he had it to give, 
to send a missionary to his brethren. 

With countless millions of heathen at our door, whom 
Christ loved and for whom He. died as much as for us, are 
any of us guilty of actually denying the crumbs of the gospel 
upon which we feed so abundantly — are we actually denying 
even crumbs to these others for whom Christ died'? If so* we 
may well meditate upon the picture that we behold as our 
Lord draws aside the curtain and gives us a glimpse of what 
is going to happen after we also travel into the great beyond. 
Doubtless many a nonmissionary spirit will become intensely 
missionary — too late ! 



ENCOURAGING WORDS 
FROM PASTORS 

From all directions we are hearing encouraging words from 
our pastors who seem to determine that they are going to sur- 
pass the splendid offerings they gave last year. The spirit of 
missions is growing by leaps and bounds in the Brethren 
Church. It is encouraging to know that none in the homeland 
are more enthusiastic in the raising of a large Easter offer- 
ing than are our missionaries who are stranded at present in 
the homeland. For instance, our Brother and Sister Curtis 
Morrill, who are filling in the time in a very valuable way in 
caring for a little band of Brethren in the state of Washing- 
ton, write : 

"Please send us another thirty dime collectors and the 
banks . . . We are trying to raise a $500 offering here this 
year. That is about $150 more than last year or perhaps 
more than ever before, I don't know. We will use every 
means available." 

Now, Brother and Sister Morrill served on the field in 
Africa for a number of years. They know exactly how mis- 
sionary dollars are being spent and what they accomplish. 
That should cause us to do some thinking, if any of us doubt 
the value of this work. We will say further that if a little 
band of a few members in Harrah can raise $500 as an Easter 
Offering this year, then unless they put the rest of us to 
shame, we are clue for the greatest offering ever, and all to 
the glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who com- 
manded us to be about this business. The editor well remem- 
bers when the First Brethren Church of Long Beach set 
$500 as its goal for the foreign missions Easter Offering and 
was "tickled pink" when we reached the goal. And, now to 
think that that is the goal of that little isolated band at Har- 
rah ! However, last year the Long Beach church passed the 
$13,000 line. We have not yet done our full duty. Our Lord 
gave His life that this business of saving men from eternal 
destruction might be done. While the Long Beach church 
really has done nothing whereof it may boast, yet it does re- 
joice in its missionary growth ; and. what is true of Long 
Beach is true of practically all the rest of the Brethren 
churches who are working through The Foreign Missionary 
Society of The Brethren Church. 

And by the way, speaking of missionary spirit in this group 
of Brethren churches, we have just heard from the Secretary 
of the National Home Missions Council that these same 
churches have contributed the largest home mission offering 
in their history, totaling $48,000. Comparing all of these fig- 
ures with the figures of only five or six years ago, we have 
only to say that they show that these Brethren churches are 
on the march ever forward in keeping with the great commis- 
sion of our Lord. 



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COMING HOME 

Brother and Sister J. Paul Dowdy, who, in the absence of 
Brother Sickel, assumed the superintendent's duties in Argen- 
tina, having fulfilled their first term of service of seven years, 
are expecting to return home in April for their first furlough. 
Of course, the time of their return will be conditioned upon 
their ability to secure passage. Their leaving Argentina will 
mean that our missionaries down there will have to again in- 
crease their hours of service to care for the work. We are 
certainly needing several more North American missionaries 
for that field. It is not an easy field, but it is a field that is 
challenging to any young man who stands ready to engage in 
a real battle with the forces of darkness for the sake of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Should our Lord tarry, we believe that the 
next great sweeping revival, if such a revival is to come be- 
fore His return, will sweep through Latin America. South 
America is the one continent that is not becoming exhausted 
morally, spiritually, and financially as a result of this World 
War. If the editor were fifty years younger than he is and 
would know what he now knows, or at least believes, Latin 
America would challenge him as no other continent in the 
world could challenge him as a field for life service. 



"FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED 
WITH VIOLENCE" (Gen. 6:13) 

The Press-Telegram of Long Beach, California, says edito- 
rially : "Most "normal' types of crime, if any type of crime 
can be called that, are decreasing in Southern California, ac- 
cording to police records, but the notable exception is crimes 
involving violence. . . . The killings as the result of beatings 
or mob affrays are more frequent. Veteran police officers, as 
well as psychologists and others versed in criminology, place 
the blame where it probably belongs, on the killing spirit 
which is abroad throughout the world." 

What else is one to expect? The radio and the newspapers 
teem with stories of killing. In fact, descriptions as to how to 
do it are frequent. In many parts of the world, even in our 
own country, killers are glorified above all other men. Even 
though killing may be justified, yet it is mighty poor policy to 
teach the methods of doing it to little children and glorify 
those who do it. The business of an executioner may be a 
business of terrible necessity, but the executioner is hardly 
to be glorified above the missionary or the teacher. 

Already the earth is filled with violence. One would think 
it to be sheer madness to instill any more of the killing spirit 
into the minds of little children, especially when it is not nec- 
essary. 

However, every sign of the times indicates that we are at 
the end of man's day, and our Lord plainly declared that "As 
it was in the days of Noe. so shall it be also in the days of the 
Son of man" (Luke 17:26). The plain statement within the 
Scripture is that the flood was brought on in the day of Noah 
for two reasons : "The earth also was corrupt before God, 
and the earth was filled with violence" (Gen. 6:11). Verily, 
the coming of the Lord draweth nigh ! 



MISS SNYDER OBTAINS 
HER PASSPORT 

As we were writing these editorials, we received a letter 
from Miss Ruth Snyder of Conemaugh. Pennsylvania, one 
of the victims of the ill-fated ZamZam, and she says: "Would 
it surprise you very much to know that I received a letter 
from the State Department telling me that if I can get pass- 
age they will validate my passport for me? Well, they did 
that very thing. So now, all that remains is to get passage." 

Miss Snyder is ready to go at a moment's notice, but the 
steamship companies inform her that "their ships are refus- 
ing to take women passengers." Well, they were refusing to 
lake women passengers when Mrs. Jobson got on the boat. 
God is still on His throne, and He can break through the 
steamship barriers. We are in greater need of flesh and blood 
for our African field than we are in need of money, and we 
need the money, but we need the missionaries more. 

Ruth Snyder has placed herself upon the altar for God, and 
whatever is on the altar for God, God is going to use. But, 
Brother ami Sisicr, we must enter into fellowship with God 
through prayer. Pray, pray mightily that He may open the 
way for Ruth to go. 



AN IMPORTANT FIGHT 

The editor of this magazine holds no brief whatever for the 
organization known as Jehovah's Witnesses, which parades 
also under many other cognomens, such as "The Watchtower 
Bible and Tract Society," "Millennial Dawn," etc. We con- 
sider it an ism that is denying the great fundamental princi- 
ples of the Christian faith. However, we certainly are sympa- 
thetic with the battle these people are putting up for freedom 
of speech in this country. So long as atheists and freethinkers 
of all sorts have freedom of speech and even access to the plat- 
forms and chairs of our public schools, such organizations as 
Jehovah's Witnesses have the same right to freedom of speech 
and to that which they call worship. Let none of us forget 
that this is a vital issue and that some day we may be the 
victims of an effort to close our lips even as we wish to pro- 
claim the pure gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 
Let there be freedom of speech in this country. We do not 
fear but that the power of the gospel will prevail over all the 
other discordant voices if only it is given a chance. As for 
the editor of this paper, he may not believe a single word 
some other man may teach or preach, but until our Lord Jesus 
Christ comes to take over the reins of human government, we 
stand to die for that man's right to speak. The most crucial 
battle being fought in this world today is the battle for free- 
dom of speech, whether that speech emanates from the press, 
the platform, the pulpit, or a soap box on a street corner. 



WHAT IS THE CHURCH GOING 
TO DO ABOUT IT? 

We are in receipt of a letter from Judson Rudd, president 
of the William Jennings Bryan University, in which he says : 
"The present World War is more than a conflict of arms. 
After the soldiers are demobilized, the conflict of ideologies 
will be intensified. We must be prepared to engage in this 
struggle." We have long been saying the same thing. Presi- 
dent Rudd is right. The close of this war is going to be the 
greatest battle between "ideologies" that the world has prob- 
ably ever seen. Will it be an ideology emanating from 
atheistic Russia or paganized Germany or modernized Eng- 
land and America? Or, possibly it may come from China, 
or even India. As a matter of fact, there is only one "ideology" 
that can help this poor sin-sick world, and that is the "ideol- 
ogy," if we may use that word, of the Lord Jesus Christ. The 
only "ideology" that, in these days of rationing, is worth a 
hill of beans is the ideology given unto the Church of Jesus 
Christ by Himself and His apostles. 

It is the supreme business of the Christian Church to make 
every sacrifice to thrust into the sin-sick nations of the world 
every missionary that it is able to send with the healing balm 
that only the true missionary possesses. Let The Brethren 
Church be sure to do her part in this matter, lest our children 
shall live in a world that, after its terrible baths of blood, will 
be either bolshevized or nazified or fascistized. 



THE "INDISPENSABLE SUPPORTS" 
OF THE NATION 

George Washington said : "No people can be more bound to 
acknowledge and adore an Invisible Hand which conducts the 
affairs of men than the people of the United States. Of all 
the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, 
religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain 
would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who would 
labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these 
firmest props of the duties of men and of citizens." 

These words of the Father of our Country, one of the great- 
est political sages of all time, give us something to think 
about. Just now the world is passing through an hour when 
it seems to think that nothing is indispensable except the man 
with the gun and the material supports that are behind him. 
Apparently, the men at the head of human government are 
prone to believe that any young man who is conscientiously 
opposed to war as a method of settling international disputes, 
or who, as a Christian, refuses to take human life, is a young 
man of little value to his country. 

However, the born-again child of God may take the position 
that AVashington was right and that "religion and morality 
are indispensable supports" and are the "great pillars of hu- 
man happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and 
of citizens." It is our contention that the unregenerate world 



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MARCH 27, 1943 



has plenty of men to go forth to the battle, when battle is nec- 
essary; but that the "indispensable supports" of "religion and 
morality" must be maintained, and that it is the supreme 
business of the born-again people of God to maintain those 
"indispensable supports." 

It seems difficult for the world to understand our position. 
We have no quarrel with the unregenerate world taking the 
sword as "the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath 
upon him that doeth evil" (Romans 13:4). But, we main- 
tain that the born-again children of God, who are in the great 
minority, have another mission ; and it is their mission to 
maintain the "indispensable supports" of "religion and 
morality" if the nation is to live, and life within the nation is 
to be worth while. The children of God have their mission. 
The children of the unregenerate world have their mission. 
Let each fulfill his mission on earth, knowing that final judg- 
ment belongs to God. 

THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK 

From a very reliable source we learned that about 13,400.000 
children in the United States receive no religious instruction 
whatever. It is said that 10 000 rural communities have no 
resident pastor, and 1,000,000 people within our rural popu- 
lations have no religious facilities at all. It may astonish 
many of us to know thnt it is further reported that in the once 
religious district known as New England only 40% of the 
adults and 33% of the children have even the slightest con- 
nection with the church or with the Sunday school. 

If the moral and spiritual training of that many children 
in the United States is thus allowed to continue, what about 
the future of our nation? A study of history will furnish an 
answer to that question, and it isn't a happy answer. After 
all, important as he may be, it is not the man with the gun in 
his hand, but it is a man with the Book in his hand that is 
the need of the hour. It is written : "Thy Word have I hid in 
mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." 



OUR GREATEST ENEMY 

General Pershing, who commanded the American forces in 
World War I, during that war in France cried out in agony 
of soul : "It is not bullets that is killing my boys ! It is sin !" 
And now, in the second World War, it is the same old story. 
Eliot Ness, of Washington, Director of Social Protection in 
the office of Defense Health and Welfare Service, at an annual 
convention of Iowa sheriffs and county attorneys some clays 
ago made the following statement : "In the first World War 
more men were disabled by venereal disease than by our ene- 
mies. In this World War, of the first two million men exam- 
ined for service, 100,000 were disqualified by disease." If this 
man's statement is correct (and he is in a position to know), 
then sin in the form of prostitution is killing more of our 
men than war. Sin is a thing that cannot be wiped out until 
some power cleanses the hearts of men. How much encour- 
agement are we receiving from the government in our warfare 
against sin, the greatest enemy that our country knows? 
After all, it is the Church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ that is putting up the fight at the one strategic point. 
A little more gasoline and a little more encouragement given 
to preachers, Bible teachers, and missionaries might be of tre- 
mendous value to the government in these days of peril. After 
all, they are the real "defense workers," whether an unregen- 
erate government recognizes it or not. 



THE WORLD'S GREATEST NEED: 
POLITICIANS OR PREACHERS— WHICH? 

The greatest statesman of the nineteenth century, without 
question, was William E. Gladstone, Premier of Great Britain 
during the golden age of Queen Victoria. Gladstone once said : 
"We politicians are children playing with toys in comparison 
with that great work . . . for mankind which has to be done 
... in restoring belief." Gradually farsighted and deep-think- 
ing men are saying it louder and louder : "There must be a 
restoration of faith in God to save the world." 

A great French rationalist once had to admit : "If there 
were no God, it would be necessary to create one." 

A NEW CONVERT 

Some years ago, as some of us remember, Jacob Augustus 
Riis, a Danish emigrant, who became one of America's great- 
est humanitarians, was perhaps the greatest friend and ad- 
visor of President Theodore Roosevelt. 



Mr. Riis wrote two books: How the Other Half Lives and 
The Children of the Poor. These books were instrumental in 
bringing about many needed reforms in New York's tenement 
districts. 

Mr. Riis had a son, Rodger William Riis, who began his 
career as a reporter on the New York Sun, served in the Na- 
val Intelligence during the World War, became an Associate 
Editor of Collier's, did much publicity work for several large 
corporations, and finally set up his own public relations office 
in New York. He recently wrote a rather remark-Mile article, 
for him, to The American Mercury. He began this article by 
saying : 

"Six months ago I scoffed at the churches. Then one 
day, on a sudden whim, I attended a service. . . . Since 
then ... I state with assurance that the critics of the 
churches don't know what they are talking about. . . . 
It is obvious that the assailants of churches do not go to 
church. They don't know what the churches are doing 
these days. I suspect the critics rationalize what is really 
laziness into a superior intellectual attitude. At any rate, 
that is what I used to do. Now I am for the churches be- 
cause they have something for me and something for 
civilization." 
Mr. Riis gives at length his experience that led to his 
change of attitude toward the Church. He candidly states 
that some churches have little or nothing to give, but says : 
"You don't have to go to those churches, nor need you 
condemn all churches because some fail. . . . 

"Successful churches are those who«e clergymen set 
forth uncompromising Christianity, sticking closest to 
Christ's difficult but challenging teaching. That is the 
great asset of the church. The more vigorously a church 
proclaims it, the more people respect and follow that 
church. 

"What I like most about going to church is that it turns 
one's attention, willy-nilly, to higher things for at least a 
little while each week. Man does not live by bread alone : 
he requires some cultivation of the spirit. Even when I 
have wandered into a church where the minister was dull, 
the music bad. the interior ugly, I have been compelled by 
my very presence there to think about things loftier than 
my daily affairs. That, I know, has been good for me . . . 
"Significantly, the two nations which are officially anti- 
church are the nations of Communism and Nazism ; the 
nations where the churches flourish are the democracies, 
where the spirit of man is free. 

"It niav be that the democratic way will not overcome 
the totalitarian way until and unless the democracies 
somehow crusade under the banner of the Church. How 
can we defeat the destructive dynamics of Nazism and 
Communism unless we employ the constructive dynamics 
of the spirit? 

"William Penn said. 'Men must be governed by God or 
they will be ruled by tyrants.' The world today is his 
witness." 

(Editorials continued on page 193) 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

The Bretbr-n Missionary Herald is published weekly, four 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at S19 Broadway. Fort 
Wavne, Ind., by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 332(1 So. 
Calhoun St., Port Wayne, Indiana. 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
ADMINISTRATION 
Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Isobel Fraser 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

VIee-1'res.: Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 

Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. B. Gingrich 

L, L. Grubb A. L. Lynn Tom Hammers 

EDITORS 
Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational : Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 

Entered as second class matter at the post otiice at 
Fort Wayne, Ind., February 9, 1939, under the act of March 
3, 1S79. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




WILL THE CHURCH OF TODAY BE READY TO 
ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE? 

If the church, the body of Christ, is not caught up to the 
meeting in the air before the close of this war the nations of 
this earth will be open to the spread of the gospel as has not 
happened since the period of the E.vrly 
Church. 

Two outstanding needs will present 
themselves — the need of men and of 
money. Most foreign societies have wait- 
ing lists of volunteers; but, the present 
world conflict is changing that personnel 
so that one can only guess what it will 
be when the war is over. That our Board 
will not be caught shorthanded, we need 
many more who are willing to dedicate 
their lives to this most important work. 
We cannot count on the cost of travel 
or the cost of outfit being reduced imme- 
diately, so the need for funds will be 
greater than at any time in the history 
of our Society. Will our members and 
friends meet the need? You never have failed us : you will not 
fail us now ; therefore we thank the Lord and we thank you, 
and lay our plans for an advance in foreign missions of which 
the church never dreamed. A. V. Kimmell. 




Rev. A. V. Kimmell 




now exacting a toll of our finest manhood commensurate with 
the missionaries we did not send to a dying world? Is God 
now applying the law of sowing and reaping? We honestly 
believe the world is where it is. humanly speaking, because 
we hoarded the gospel and hoarded our money in this nation. 
If foreign missions represented God's work yesterday, 
they are God's work today. We must learn from the past. The 
work of foreign missions is the best war insurance on top of 
the earth. Invest in foreign missions ! Charles W. Mayes. 



THE GLORY OF HIS GIVING 

Our Lord has many glories. But above all. it seems to me. 

is the Glory of His Giving. He 

■--^^~ — •*-■--- js ,],,. fj,. st sri ,;it missionary giver. 

For us who believe and for the 

% world. He gave all, reserving noth- 

I ing — not even His own Life. Hav- 

Jm I ing first given up all His heavenly 

1 possessions and then all His earthly 

possessions. He crowned it all by 

giving Himself, the Unspeakable 

1 Gift— His Body and His Blood. 

/>B^ Mo we really believe? Do we really 

^^Aa MM I expect some day to be "like Him"? 

^flA A I Then there must begin in us here and 

MM SnB I i,; " 

the Grace of Giving. How utterly 

Dr. A. ,T. McClaln va i n to sit and sing. "I would be like 

Jesus," when we are blind to the 

need of a world lost in sin. — Alva J. MrClain. 

WHAT MEAN THESE THINGS? 
Why the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe? Why the 
decaying bodies of American soldiers in the islands of the 
Pacific? Why the roar of planes and the noise of bombs in a 
world more highly educated than in any previous generation? 
Why a line-up of nations such as to 
make peace appear as only a breath- 
ing spell for preparation for more 
war? Why dues the God of heaven 
seem to have lost His patience with 
twentieth century civilization? Why? 
Why? Why? 

During the last one hundred years. 
Cod has blessed our nation as no other 
of any previous time. No nation was 
ever the recipient of such sacred de- 
posits of divine truth. We could have 
flooded the nations of the earth with 
the Water of life if we had desired. 
Rev. P. W.Mayes But we ^^ God , Wp |gnored thfi 

needs of men in the salvation of their souls. Our churches 
spent their money for great piles of stone, spent their energy 
in trying to reform the world, and we gave our children to 
go into business instead of into missionary service. Is God 




Rev. H. W. Koontz 



LET US BE READY! 

Wide-open doors for missionary endeavor 
in Brethren mission fields may become a 
reality soon. As soon as Germany and 
Italy collapse, the submarine menace in the 
Atlantic will be over. Then The Brethren 
Church must be ready with both mission- 
aries and the money to send them immedi- 
ately to the field. Now there are many 
missionaries in preparation to go and many 
who are ready for immediate embarkation. 
This Easter the Brethren churches have 
the enormous responsibility to lay upon the 
altar an offering sufficiently large to send 
every last missionary possible. They must 
go quickly before the missionary door 
again swings shut. H. W. Koontz. 



THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF THIS HOUR 
"The Field is the WORLD !" It was for the Treasure in the 
Field (Israel) that Christ died. He gave His all for the 
Pearl in the Field (Church). Christ looked upon the world 
as one BIG MISSION FIELD! He 
commands, "Go ye into ALL THE 
WORLD," to "the uttermost parts 
of the earth." "There is no differ- 
ence" in Christ. 

We are sending 50.000.000 pounds 
of seed to the Allies this year to 
prevent starvation. How much of 
the seed of the Word of God will we 
send? The spiritual seed is "the 
Word of God" and the "children 
of God." The Word of God must 
be taken by the children of God, or 
souls will perish with hunger. 
Yes. include the United States 
in this global challenge. We are 
rapidly becoming a pagan nation. 
As a nation, we are morally rotten, 
politically corrupt, spiritually anemic. The influence of the 
church is at a low ebb. Pulpits are full of puppets ! We amuse 
instead of amaze! We are sugar instead of salt !- 

C. H. Ashman. 




Rev. 



H. Ash» 



"OTHER SHEEP HAVE I" 

Some of the sheep which our Great Shepherd says must yet 
be brought into the fold are still in Africa, 
South America, India, China, and else- 
where. In spite of the war and conditions 
which make it difficult and dangerous for 
missionaries to go forth with the gospel, 
we dare not forget that millions are dying 
without Christ. 

Let us give and work and pray, as never 
before, that the sheep in distant lands may 
be enabled to hear the Shepherd's voice 
and come into the fold. Men in these days 
count no task too big in order to fight off 
the aggression of hostile nations. Shall 
we as soldiers of the Lord, be any less 
dauntless? God forbid ! 

Homer A. Kent. 




•rot. H. A. Kent 



MARCH 27, 1943 



Qoad Nufld, 2)o*t 



(Editor's Note. — The following obituary appeared in the 
Calendar of The First Brethren Church of Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia. March 1, 1943.) 




DONALD HERRING 

June 11, 1918 - February 25, 1943 

LIFE VERSE 

"And ivhatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name 
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by 
him." — Col. 3 : 17. 

"Dear Lord, why did you take Don away, when it seems 
he is needed so badly?" That is the question that burst from 
my lips when the news came to me : "Don has gone !" I 
just can't understand ! Once more my heart exclaims with 
Paul : "His ways [are] past finding out !" 

In a day when real spiritual leadership for the youth of 
the Church was never more needed, and when there is such 
a dearth of such leadership, why must our heavenly Father 
call away from us one such young man — one of the very best? 
Moreover, when nearly all the world — yes, and the Church — 
— due to the dire necessities of winning a war, is forgetting 
the main objective of the Christian, and is rushing forth to 
kill, why must a young man who has not forgotten the path 
whereunto he was called ; who has not lost his way amidst 
the dust of marching armies, nor the huzzas of an admiring 
world, nor the clamor and din of confused multitudes ; who 
still puts God first ; who still keeps his head and understands 
the true mission of the born-again child of God — why must 
he be taken from us in such an hour as this? I do not know. 
I simply bow my head with his father and mother, and his 
faithful sweetheart, and say through tear-blinded eyes, "Thy 
will be done." I calm my questioning heart with the blessed 
assurance that God makes no mistakes; and, that some day 
soon, in the light of the glory of His face, we shall understand 
it all ! Then we may learn that, while we needed Don here, 
the Lord in glory needed him more. Otherwise, why would 
He have called him? 

Taps sounded for this young soldier of the cross last Thurs- 
day afternoon, and Don went to bed. Loved ones at his side 
whispered : "Good night, Don ! We will see you in the morn- 
ing !" A few more hours, and the dawn will break, when his 
Lord will say: "My friend, Don, sleepeth! I go that I may 
awake him out of his sleep." What a morning that will be 
for us all ! 

It is only the earthly body that requires sleep. As for the 



spirit, that spirit has gone to be with Christ — "to the spirits of 
just men made perfect" (Heb. 12:23). "Verily, verily, I say 
unto you," cried the Master of death and Hades, "If a man 
keep my saying, he shall never see death" (John 8: 51). Don 
Herring kept His "saying" ! 

Don was but twenty-five years of age. Yet in those twenty- 
five brief years, in word and deed and in influence that shall 
never die, Don Herring lived longer than most men live. He 
would have entered Grace Theological Seminary next fall, 
had he lived in strength. There, with his betrothed, Miss 
Dorothy Hay, of La Verne, who already has spent a year at 
Grace Seminary in her preparation, Don would have made 
his final preparation for the African mission field. Their lives 
were on the altar for that great mission, and the Foreign 
Board looked upon their applications with unusual favor. 
In the opinion of the Board, in them we would have had an 
unusual couple — ideal missionaries. Again, we ask, "Why?" 
And, again we bow our heads. 

As pastor of the Church, naturally it was my duty to bring 
the farewell message beside the cold clay of the tenement 
where once Don dwelt. At my request, the parents relieved 
me of that duty, and permitted me to sit with them to mourn 
and to rejoice. The departure of Don for more than one rea- 
son — and for several reasons too tender to explain here — has 
touched me deeply, and I feared the result, should I have 
attempted the task that is always hard for me when a faith- 
ful member of the flock is taken home. 

Don Herring was loved because he was lovable — loved 
because he loved our Lord and Saviour — loved for his excep- 
tionally fine qualities of the spirit, qualities that are all too 
rare in these perilous days. 

No, not "Good bye," but "Good night, Don, we shall see you 
in the morning" — in the morning when that day shall dawn 
that will present you and all of us who are "in Christ," for 
those larger tasks for which this life is but a preparation. 
Death, to such as you, is but the beginning of life ! Good 
night ! 

"Don" and "Dot" 
Don Herring loved his Saviour. He also loved another, as 
was his right, with a love that was truly beautiful, as his 
diary reveals. The pastor has been permitted to read a part 
of this diary. With the permission of his parents and Miss 
Dorothy Hay, his betrothed, whom he called "Dot" for short, 
we quote a few chosen lines. 

On Thursday, March 12, 1942, on his sickbed he wrote : 
"Dot's letter came in the afternoon with a swell card 
from her mother. They certainly are fine people. Christ 
is so real to them. I praise Him for sending Dot to me. 
There wasn't any company, so I spent the evening think- 
ing and reading. I chose as my theme verse, 1 Peter 
5 : 10. Talked to Him about Dad . . . God will give him 
strength." 

On Saturday, March 14, he wrote : "Dot was here 
today. She certainly is a comfort and joy to me. Her 
faith is a real help in my life, and I really thank Him 
for her." 

On April 9, 1942, he wrote: "The Lord has been 
blessing right along. He has shown me fields of service 
I didn't know could be mine here in bed. Just tonight He 
opened a new vista before my eyes. Colgate volunteered 
the finances, and perhaps He would want me to roll tracts 
for His glory. Perhaps we could supply the Men's Mag- 
nify and other Church agencies, Testaments, too. He 
will lead more definitely in the future. I have been read- 
ing 'Undaunted Hope' today. God has challenged me 
through its pages." 

On Saturday, April 11, he wrote : "Dot was here today. 
I am looking forward to a lifetime of service together 
with her. She sat by my bed all day. The Lord certainly 
supplied the need in my life. She is the ideal Christian 
companion for me. Best of all, she is planning on Africa, 
too. I must remember to keep my will subservient to His." 
It is said that "all the world loves a lover." This is especi- 
ally true when that love is consecrated to Christ. We are 
revealing this more intimate side of the life of "Don" and 
"Dot," hoping that the young men and women who read may 
catch its spirit. — L. S. B. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



"JIoua SUaM 'lluHf, Pleaok 






HERMAN BAERG 
Approved missionary. 
Senior, Grace Seminary. 
Home church: Second Brethren, 
Los Angeles, California. 
Student pastor: First Brethren. Dan- 
ville. Ohio. Ready to leave in May. 



GARNER HOYT 

Approved missionary. 

Graduate of Grace Seminary. 

Home church : First Brethren, Ellet, 

Ohio. 
Speaks French fluently. Teaching in 
Bryan (Tennessee) University. Outfit 
packed and ready to go as soon as pass- 
age can be secured. 



ARTHUR NICKEL 
Candidate missionary. 
Junior, Grace Seminary. 
Home church : First Brethren, Sunny- 
side, Washington. 
Mennonite Church, of which he was 
formerly a member, think so highly of 
him that they have contributed to his 
support. 






MRS. HERMAN BAEKG 

(nee Marguerite Hoffman) 

Approved missionary. 

Home church: First Brethren. Sunny 

side, Washington. 
Talented musician. Ready to leave ii 
May. 



MRS. GARNER HOYT 

(i Mina Morrill) 

Approved missionary. 
Graduate of Grace Seminary. 
Some church: La Verne, California. 
Daughter of Melvin A. Morrill, who made 
the first substantial gift to Gribble's 
support. Sister of Curtis G. Morrill, mis- 
sionary In Africa. 



'^df> 



MRS. ARTHUR NICKEL 

(nee Lucile Reed) 

Candidate missionary. 

Junior, Grace Seminary. 

Home church: First Brethren, Sunn; 

side, Washington. 

Daughter of Rev. Earl Reed, paste 

Sunnyside. Washington. 



MARCH 27, 1943 



&4cc&pt ^Ivey, Be Bent" 



[Rom. IO:l5) 





'PROMOTED' 




WAYNE BEAVER 
Latest candidate for our Africa field. 

Senior, Grace Seminary. 
Home is in Akron. Ohio, but his mem- 
bership is in First Brethren, Ft. Wayne. 
Indiana. Wedding bells expected to ring 



BENJAMIN HAMILTON, JR. 

Candidate missionary for Africa. 

Graduate of Whittier College, majoring 

in French. 

Home Church : First Brethren, Whittier, 

California. 

Latest information is that the future 

"Mrs. Hamilton" will be one who Is no 

novice in our African work ! 



DONALD HERRING 
The picture of Donald Herring, can- 
didate missionary of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, California, was 
to have occupied the above space, but he 
was promoted to Glory, February 25, 
1943. (See obituary on page 183.) 






MISS DOROTHY WOLF 

Candidate missionary. 

Registered nurse. 

Junior, Grace Seminary. 

Home Church: First Brethren, South 

Gate, California. 
Betrothed to Wayne Beaver (above). 



MISS RUTH SNYDER 

Approved missionary. 

School teacher. 

Graduate of Grace Seminary. 

Home Church: First Brethren, Cone- 

maugh, Pennsylvania. 
Was aboard the ill-fated "Zamzam" 
and is ready to "try again" as soon as 
passage can be secured. 



MISS DOROTHY HAY 
Candidate missionary. 

Registered nurse. 

Junior, Grace Seminary. 

Home Church : First Brethren, La Verne, 

California. 
Was betrothed to Don Herring (above). 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Pielltiia tyosutM+wl Ui <JlH Name 

By Rev. Clarence L. Sickel, Superintendent of Brethren Missions in Argentina 





Rev. C. L. Sickel 



The missionary, back from furlough, standing on the thresh- 
old of a new term of service, has a clearer vision of the field 
as a whole and its need than at any other time. He can 
see, as never before, the past mis- 
takes, the opportunities lost, and 
the vast possibilities for missionary 
endeavor. And so, standing at that 
strategic point at this Easter season, 
we declare to you, brethren, that as 
we view it, we have scarcely touched 
the fringe of the need in this our field 
in Argentina — our responsibility un- 
der God. Only eternity will reveal 
the souls who have slipped out into 
eternity, to meet us at the judgment 
and point the accusing finger be- 
cause they fniled to hear the gospel, 
when we might have been doing more 
than we have been. May God stir our 
hearts as they never have been, to do 
as we would want these Argentines to do if our souls were in 
their souls' stead ! 

Would that it were possible for us to give you a vision of 
the field — not the towns and cities, one as like another as two 
peas in a pod ; not the location of our stations with the great 
number of towns in between without a single witness of the 
gospel ; not the deception of the so-called ministers of God ; 
not the fallacies of the Roman Catholic Church — all of these 
things you have heard again and again, and we could add 
nothing new. But would that we could help you see every 
waking hour and in your dreams the countless thousands who 
for the most part have never heard of salvation by grace; 
hear their prayers going up all over this land, not to the 
Saviour, but to the Virgin Mary and the countless saints and 
images ; see them kneeling, kissing the feet of some hideous 
image of the Christ or bowing at the feet of a corrupt, im- 
moral priesthood in the confessional, and behold them going 
out into Christless graves without hope. We believe that if 
we could tell it within a small proportion of its reality, your 
hearts would be stirred, your days and your nights would be 
filled with prayers to God for more laborers for this field and 
for greater strength for those on the field. 

The work has never been more difficult, or the returns so 
few. Surely Satan is busy here as elsewhere, knowing that 
his time is short. Catholic priests and nuns, together with 
active Catholic women, have never been as busy as they now 
are, following in many cases the methods used by the evan- 
gelicals. Poverty is stalking very close on the heels of the 
people, especially in the smaller towns, for continued drought 
has made the crops a complete failure. Worldly amusements 
are on the increase everywhere. These and many other things 
that we might mention make the giving out of the message 
more difficult. But in spite of these things we have the firm 
conviction that the work in Argentina is faced toward bigger 
and better things. The need for the gospel never has been 
greater. A finer spirit of loyalty and sacrifice on the part of 
the little group of workers never has been felt ; and we have 
the consciousness, as never before, that the Lord is working. 
Praise His name ! 

We Are Pressing on Then in His Name 
— Toward an awakening in the national church as to their 
responsibility toward their fellow men. We want them to real- 
ize that they have been saved to serve, that he who shares in 
the love of God in Christ must accept his share in carrying 
the message to others. Would that they might gaze anew on 
the Son of God. who redeemed the world and now sits on the 
right hand of the power of God. revealing the truth and giving 
the command that the gospel of His death and love be brought 
to every human being, and realize the value and the immor- 
tality of the soul and the shortness of this earthly life. To 
this end we have been praying and holding special meetings 
in the churches. We believe this to be the solution to the 
shortage of workers. The early Christian church made prog- 
ress though it began in the midst of a pagan world. It did 



this because every convert began at once to do his best as a 
Christian worker. 

— To use the Bible coach and tent in as many of the towns 
of the district as possible. The Bible coach has not been in 
use for a couple of years and is again in need of repair. This 
fact, together with the shortage of workers and of gas, made 
the old program of the Bible coach an impossibility for this 
year. The next best has been to use it in connection with the 
tent in as many of the towns where there are churches and 
the towns immediately around them, as possible. This is 
building up the home bases for more extensive evangelistic 
work later. This we are able to do even without a full-time 
worker on the coach ; each pastor takes charge in his own 
district, calling in others to co-operate with him. There have 
been very splendid results so far from this work. We expect 
to push it as long as the warm weather, permitting outdoor 
meetings, continues. This winter the Bible coach will be 
worked over and put in repair for more extensive work dur- 
ing the coming year. 

— To initiate a young people's program in all of our 
churches. Our problems in connection with our young people 
are very similar to your own, with one exception, that we 
have much less with which to work them out. Our Young Peo- 
ple's Camp, initiated by the Wagners, is a reality and these 
three years have brought blessing to our young people because 
of it. But there is a need for an all-the-year program to care 
for their special needs, both spiritual and recreational. Pray 
for us as we seek to meet this need. 

— To redouble our own efforts, if that is possible, to reach 
the towns around us. Most of the workers now have all they 
can do with the resources at their command. Those who are 
without cars are especially handicapped when they must care 
for two or three missions. But the need drives us on to spend 
and be spent. Every mission has within its reach several 
towns without a witness. True it is that these towns have 
been visited occasionally by colporteur and Bible coach, but 
we know that that hasn't given these folks their opportunity. 
There have been many who have listened gladly to the mes- 
sage of salvation by grace. They have bought Bibles and Tes- 
taments, have even asked the workers to stay with them, but 
that has been impossible because of the shortage of workers. 
So they, to whom the message is so new and strange, have 
been left to carry on alone. Just how difficult this is, we, breth- 
ren, cannot fully realize, try as we may. They continue to read 
the Word, to pray, perhaps to meet in small groups for this 
purpose. But soon the enemies of the gospel are busy, the 
spoken message is forgotten, the meetings discontinued, and 
the Bibles and Testaments are laid away for another two or 
three years when the coach may come again. 

Our hearts go out to these who are literally starving with- 
out a morsel. We feel as did the lepers of 2 Kings 7: 9, who 
said. "We do not well : this day is a day of good tidings, and 
we hold our peace : if we tarry . . . some mischief will come 
upon us : now therefore come, that we may go and tell." We 
MUST do more than we are now doing. Pray for us that we 
may use the resources at our command to greater advantage 
and greater usefulness, that our efforts may be multiplied to 
reach those who perish because we are not sharing our knowl- 
edge of salvation with them. And may you pray that same 
prayer for yourselves. I ask you, have we any right to enjoy 
the privileges of beautiful churches, Christian fellowship, spir- 
itual feasts, when thousands for whom Christ died are in 
utter tragic ignorance of the Christ and nis matchless grace 
and are perishing for lack of that knowledge? Let us work 
and pray that they may have their share of these spiritual 
benefits. He, who gave them to US, has also bidden that we 
"GO" and tell "EVERY CREATURE." WE MUST press for- 
ward — in His name. 



THINK IT OVER 

"Our knowledge of missions is the measure of our Christian 
attainment; our interest in missions is the mark of Christian 
character ; our participation in missions is the measure of our 
Christian efficiency." 



MARCH 27, 1943 




5ban.kae4A, 9l Real . . . Ut South America 

By Mrs. Clarence L. Sickel, Rio Cuarto, Argentina 





Mrs. C. L. Sickel 



"They know not. neither will they understand ; they walk 
on in darkness'' (Psalms 82 : 5). 
I The Psalmist might well have had this land in mind when 
he wrote those words — a land where they walk on in dark- 
_ ness and superstition and where for 
~~ many a dark mile there is no "light- 
house" of any description to throw a 
ray of life and hope to the multi- 
plied millions who "sit in dark- 
ness" and have yet to "see a great 
light." 

A few years ago a freak storm 
turned the sunshine of a Sun- 
day afternoon into blackest night : It 
came as we sat at the piano playing 
the closing hymn of the Sunday 
school. Without warning, in the 
twinkling of an eye, it was upon us, 
a darknes so dense we almost could 
reach out and touch it. As we en- 
deavored again and again during 
four long hours to get out and take the children home to 
frightened parents, we realized how real that darkness was, 
a darkness which even automobile lights could not penetrate. 
And as we endeavor day after day to lead men and women 
and children to the True Light, so often in vain, we realize 
that the spiritual darkness that covers this land is no less 
real. That you may know something of how true this is, fol- 
low